Maori Hand Club, New Zealand
Lot 90Y
Maori Hand Club, New Zealand
Sold for US$ 1,875 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Maori Hand Club, New Zealand
patu
Wood, Haliotis shell
length 19 1/2in (49.5cm)

Provenance:
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.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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