Maori Hand Club, New Zealand
Wood, Haliotis shell
length 19 1/2in (49.5cm)
Julian Harding, London (no. 450)
Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection, Hawaii
This patu, probably carved for ceremonial use rather than for warfare, has finely raised and incised decorations on both sides with tiki faces as well as linear and curvilinear designs.