, Mere pounamu [greenstone club] Enlarge 1 /1
Maori people New Zealand
Mere pounamu [greenstone club] Description: A remarkably large nephrite thrusting club of beautiful apple-green colour. The club is of elongated ovoid form tapering to the butt end which is pierced for attachment of a wrist-loop, now missing
Place made: New Zealand Polynesia
Materials & Technique: arms and armour, clubs, nephrite
Dimensions: 37.4 h cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1981
Accession No: NGA 81.1057
Provenance:
  • Morris J. Pinto, Paris.