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Patu Paraoa


Artist Unknown (Maori)


early 19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Patu Paraoa, Artist Unknown (Maori)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ivory (Do Not Use) | Whale ivory
Size: 15 5/16 x 4 3/8 x 1/2 in. (38.89 x 11.11 x 1.27 cm)
Creation Place: Oceania, Polynesia, New Zealand
Culture: Maori, Oceania, Polynesia, New Zealand
Style: 19th century
Physical Description: paddle-shaped club with square hole at end of handle; curved lines carved into end of handle on one side
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Frances M. Norbeck Fund
Accession Number: 2000.2.4
Added to Site: February 28, 2009