A rare early contact period small Maori stone patu. Possibly used by a chief's Son in the Art of warfare. Has a pre-European hour glass hole. In excellent condition apart from a tiny nibble on the side. Length 21.5 cm
pre-European. As applied to New Zealand Maori artifacts, the artifact dates to before Captain Cook (1760s and earlier)
contact period. As applied to New Zealand Maori artifacts, the artefact dates from the 1790s to the 1840s
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