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Throwing club

2006.44.1120 (RS176705)

Description

Wooden Fijian throwing club, or 'i ula tavatava. Short-handled club with heavy, round, carved and grooved head. The bottom of the handle is carved with vertical lines of zigzags. 'I ula tavatava were used both as a throwing weapon and in hand-to-hand combat. There are many different types of 'i Ula based on their shape. 'I Ula tavatave are characterized by their grooved and flanged heads.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.). Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Bludgeon
Places
Fiji
Descriptive terms
Club
clubs (weapons)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
4 1/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1120
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
170601
Reference Notes
Volume 66, No. 4

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