Club

Description
Stone-headed discoidal 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.
64/1974/20
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
club
Simple Name
weapon
Full Name
club
Dimensions
whole length 840 mm; whole W 222 mm
Production Year High
pre 1974
Production County
Papuan Gulf, PNG
Production Country
Papua New Guinea
Production Area Region
Melanesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
stone; wood
Function Name
weapon
Collection Area Region
MELAN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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