Object photography

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Object description

  • Maori artist
  • Patu onewa (Stone club), early 19th century
  • Greywacke, stone
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • L: 17 in, W: 4 in (L: 43.2 cm, W: 10.2 cm)
  • Gift of William Putnam Richardson, 1812
  • E5536


East India Marine Society Collection


Maori short club, "mere onewa or patu onewa". There are five fluted grooves at the end of the handle with a hole at the end above the groove.