Maori Wahaika Hand Club-Polynesian Weapon-Oceanic Art
Here is an excellent Maori Wahaika hand club with a hooked blade with carved concentric circles and classic Maori designs, a full figure with arched back and a very archaic face on the butt end. The figure has large hands gripping the chest and a face with powerful and aggressive carved moko designs—note the long absent arm and leg. There is an incredible glossy brown patina of age and use on the club. It comes from the estate of the late Baron Freddy Rolin and was sold at Christie’s Amsterdam 2 July 2002 lot 113. The club is 13 ½” (34.3 cm) in length.