Hand Club


From: New Zealand

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Mere
Object Number 67-38-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Maori
Provenience New Zealand
Date Made 19th century?
Section Oceanian
Materials Greenstone

Greenstone (nephrite) paddle-shaped club; four grooves on handle end; drilled for lanyard. Fine mere with four grooves on butt, shoulders at junction of blade and handle. Perforated. Named Kinohaka ("evil dance"), estimated date between 1450-1800 (on whose authority not known).

Length 35.8 cm
Width 9.7 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Leonard M. Bisk, 1967

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