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Hand Club

Object Number:72-22-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Date Made: 1938
Early Date: 1938
Late Date: 1938
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Greenstone
Length: 33.4 cm
Width: 8.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Richard F. Warren, 1972

Description

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.

Bibliography:

[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. 242C (top right)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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