Late 19th C. Maori Greenstone Patu (ID: ka444)
Late 19th C. Maori Greenstone Patu
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A magnificent and original Maori greenstone mere Patu Pounamu. This is a particularly large example is gorgeous condition. It appears to be stone carved and is made from a deep speckled green mere stone. However, it is particularly special because of the gorgeous green streak that runs across the top and when put in the sunlight can be seen even better. the size is also exceptional at 15 1/2" in length. I am not certain of the date of the piece as it is not my speciality but a few knowledgeable collectors put it as late 19th. A truly gorgeous piece for the discerning Maori collector.
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