University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: P3186B
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Fiji Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 121.92cm
Credit Line:Gift of William H. Miller, 1916

Description

"Lipped" type. In this example the edge of the head oppposite to the 'lip' is suited for the delivery of a cleaving blow; the 'lip' for effecting, with the weight of the club and the strength of a powerful Fijian behind it, a deep wound in the head of the body. The shaft is covered with a neat lashing of coconut fibre sennit.


Bibliography:

[Book] Linton, Ralph & Wingert, Paul S. 1946. Arts of the South Seas. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.17View Objects cited in this Publication

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