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A large and impressive Maori contact period carved pounamu toki (adze blade)

wide flat tapered form with mildly curved bevel, the narrow butt end with early pre-European type lapidary scarf and snap technique evident, the widest edge with two fine multiple notched bands, the dark to mid-green tone with pale and orange/tan specked highlights. Length 315, width 105, depth 22. Registered Y20391. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.

Realised: $6,500