University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:P3186B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Fiji Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 121.92 cm
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] Wingert, Paul S., and Linton, Ralph. 1946. Arts of the South Seas.. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.17View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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