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A Maori Stone Club ‘Patu Onewa’
A Maori Stone Club ‘Patu Onewa’  - Tribal Art Style A Maori Stone Club ‘Patu Onewa’  -
Ref : 107321
12 500 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
New Zealand
Medium :
Dimensions :
L. 16.34 inch
Tribal Art  - A Maori Stone Club ‘Patu Onewa’ 19th century - A Maori Stone Club ‘Patu Onewa’
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A Maori Stone Club ‘Patu Onewa’

Smooth surface with patina, old minor damages from use
Maori, New Zealand
19th Century

Ex D. Barrett, 2012
Ex Private collection

‘The Mark and Caroline Blackburn Collection’ 2010; pg. 348, ill. 488 - 491 and ‘The Maori Collections of the British Museum’ Dorota Czarkowska Starzecka, Roger Neich, Mick Prendergrast; plate, 123 ill. 754, 757 and 758

CF: A similar club in British Museum, Cook collection NZ80. Kaeppler 1978:191

Greywacke is a form of indurated sandstone and was used to make these hand clubs by careful grinding, abrading and polishing. The thrusting distal end was given a sharp edge, while the hole for the dog skin wrist cord presented a particular challenge as can be seen from the biconically stone drilled hole. In combat these weapons were unique in being designed for a forward thrust instead of a downward blow characteristic of other forms of hand clubs.

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