Hand Club


From: New Zealand

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 72-22-4
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Maori
Provenience New Zealand
Date Made 1938
Section Oceanian
Materials Greenstone

Chiefly war club, also valued as heirloom; nearly perfect, of nephrite called by the maori "the water of tears."

Long , flat tongue-shaped with plainly rounded edges; knob at one end where pierced for suspension.

Length 33.4 cm
Width 8.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard F. Warren, 1972

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