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Hand Club

Native NameMere
Object Number:67-38-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Zealand
Date Made: 19th century?
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Length: 35.8 cm
Width: 9.7 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Leonard M. Bisk, 1967


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).


[Catalogue] Simmons, D. R. 1982. Catalogue of Maori Artefacts in the Museums of Canada and the United States of America.. Auckland. Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. 242A (top left)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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