Mere (Club)

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 it's heft and made an excellent, close contact, thrusting club.