Lot: 40

87e vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Massue "patu"

Nouvelle-Zélande, Maori

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Austrian Private Collection
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 25 May 2013, lot 45
Belgian Collection
H: 29,5 cm 3500 EUR
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blade of green nephrite stone, polished, lense-shaped in diameter, edgeless rims aside, drilled hole, min. dam. Such clubs were considered the most prestigious of chiefly weapons. They were used like a sword with the main attacking stroke being a thrust with the tip after a series of parries and counterparries.

Mead, Sidney Moko (ed.), Te Maori, New York 1984, p. 225, ill. 149