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2006.44.3614 (RS160730)

Description

Wooden club with large bird-head shape (porowa ra aru), from New Caledonia. The club head has a large, beak-like projection on one end and a small hooded projection off the other. These clubs, most likely ceremonial, were visual symbols of rank and wealth, and were owned by men of the chiefly class.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament -- Bludgeon
Descriptive terms
Club
clubs (weapons)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
9 1/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3614
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
269748
Reference Notes
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/200.160.9

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