Maori Long-Handled Fighting Staff, New Zealand, carved by Patoromu Tamatea
Lot 76
Maori Long-Handled Fighting Staff, New Zealand,
carved by Patoromu Tamatea
Sold for US$ 4,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Maori Long-Handled Fighting Staff, New Zealand, carved by Patoromu Tamatea
Lot Details
Maori Long-Handled Fighting Staff, New Zealand,
carved by Patoromu Tamatea
tewhatewha
Wood
length 60in (152.4cm)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, London
Private Collection, Australia
Private East Coast Collection

Patoromu Tamatea was a prominent and prolific carver around Lake Rotoiti around 1850-70 and carved various works including model canoes, paddles, house gable boards, wall slabs and was also reported to have tattooed women. (Neich, 2001: p. 245)
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