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2006.44.3598 (RS160321)

Description

Samoan hand-held club (nifo 'oti) with twenty-four tooth-like projections on one side and a hook on the other. The head of the club is decorated on both sides with incised patterns. The weapon would have been used in combat and carried as a sign of status by men and women.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"5" (Red and white paper label, pencil script)
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Bludgeon
Descriptive terms
Club
clubs (weapons)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
6 5/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3598
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
269732
Reference Notes
http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/weapons/index.php/tour-by-region/oceania/oceania/arms-and-armour-oceania-201

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