From: Marquesas Islands

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name 'U'U
Object Number P2159
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Marquesas Islands
Date Made Before 1911
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood

War club. The best known Marquesan weapon is a long, heavy two-handed club called 'u'u. Clubs of this type were not only effective in battle, but also served as symbols of status for warriors ad chiefs. The carved designs, which are repeated on both faces of the club head, include three projecting tiki faces, the top two of which can also be read as "eyes". Every 'u'u has the same general design, but no two are precisely alike.

Length 157 cm
Width 18 cm
Depth 10.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman; Subscription of Herbert L. Clark in memory of Edward W. Clark, 1911
Other Number 16401 - Dealer's Number

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