Mere toka / blackstone club

Maker
Unknown Maker
Production date
Circa 1780
Description
This patu onewa, mere toka or blackstone club is thought to have been made around 1780. Patu onewa were highly prized in battle for delivering fatal blows to the head and shoulders.
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Object detail

Production date
Circa 1780
Media/Materials
Blackstone mere
Measurements
305 x 80 x 35mm
Production place
Department collection type
Credit line
Trust Waikato Art and Taonga Collection
Accession number
2008/20/16

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