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2006.44.1149 (RS180533)

Description

Tongan paddle club with oval pointed end and zig-zag pattern incised carving on all surfaces. Known as a 'akua tau.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
19th century
Location of origin
Pscific Island Group
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
carving and carving techniques
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Bludgeon
Places
Tonga
Descriptive terms
carving and carving techniques
Club
clubs (weapons)
Tongan
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 3/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1149
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
170805
Reference Notes
http://www.new-guinea-tribal-art.com/wp/index.php/2011/09/20/tongan-clubs/

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