Whalebone mere or patu; RMN71
Whalebone mere or patuAbout this object
35x5cm. hole at handle end for thong. Smooth, good edge. Patu paraoa. This is a weapon of pakeha workmanship. Mr Tom Nicholson thinks that Cook made it himself. This type of whaler's work was made from the jawbone of the sperm whale.Collection
Nicholson collectionCredit Line
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