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2006.44.3600 (RS160332)

Description

Wooden paddle-shaped chief's club, or culacula, from Fiji, with serrated carving along the edges of the paddle and under the crossbar where the paddle meets the handle. The base of the handle has incised carvings. This culacula would have been used in hand-to-hand combat as both a shield and club.

Details

Maker
unknown
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
12 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3600
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
269734
Reference Notes
Volume 66, No 4

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