Patu wahaika

Patu wahaika

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Technique and Dimensions:

wood

Location:

C.D.A.492, Legato Cap.E.A. D'Albertis, 1932

Provenance:

Second half of 19th century

The figure on the inner side represents a spirit of mythological origin linked to the spiritual power, mana, of the weapon, which increased in proportion to the successes in combat. These types of weapons were passed down from generation to generation as family heirlooms.