A large Maori whalebone hand club
Lot 580
A large Maori whalebone hand club
Sold for US$ 7,200 inc. premium

Lot Details
Polynesia
A large Maori whalebone hand club, patu paroa
New Zealand, the broad flat blade with gracefully rounded end and sloping sides, tapering to a short handle with pierced square aperture for a wrist thong, swelling to a rounded butt with five parallel cuts.
length 15in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Charles W. Mack, Massachusetts

    The wear and coloration on this example point to an extremely early period of creation, probably the 18th century.
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