Mere (Club), New Zealand

Maori People, New Zealand
Nephrite Jade – Pounamu
Circa 1920
12″H x 4″W
Restoration to Handle

Jade meres were highly prized ceremonial pieces, used only by chiefs due to the rarity of finding jade deposits of this size. This type of weapon was treasured for its heft and made an excellent, close contact, thrusting club.


Callie Oakes

Sheridan Oakes