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Pole Club

2006.44.1151 (RS183058)

Description

Long pole club with a flattened, flared head with scalloped egdes, from the Cook Islands (probably Rarotonga or Atiu). Dark, polished wood. At the base of the club head are four small protruding ovals, and the base of the handle has a phallic shape. The tip of the club is pointed. The pole club would have been used as a weapon.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Cook Islands, Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Bludgeon
Places
Cook Islands [dependent state]
Descriptive terms
Club
clubs (weapons)
Cook Islands
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
7 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1151
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
170817

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