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
contact period. As applied to New Zealand Maori artifacts, the artefact dates from the 1790s to the 1840s
pre-European. As applied to New Zealand Maori artifacts, the artifact dates to before Captain Cook (1760s and earlier)
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