Club head

Discoidal head of a stone-headed club.
These war clubs were used throughout southern Papua New Guinea until the early 20th Century. They are part of a complex trade network between the quarries of Torres Strait Islands and the Papuan Gulf which has very little stone. Finer examples are decorated with a fine plume of red parrot feathers.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
club head
Simple Name
Full Name
club head
whole diameter 175 mm; whole diameter 160 mm; whole depth 23 mm; central perforation diameter 37 mm; veg.fibre ring diameter 35 mm; veg.fibre ring length 35 mm
Production Year High
pre 2005
Production County
Papuan Gulf
Production Country
Papua New Guinea
Production Area Region
Production Continent
Family Group

stone; vegetable fibre
Collection Area Region
Collection Continent

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