Throwing club

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-170444

Description

Wooden throwing club or 'i Ula tavatava, from Fiji. The round club head is deeply carved with flanges and grooves, and topped with a smaller, rounded knob. The short handle is decorated with incised triangle shapes along the bottom half and along the top with vertically-aligned rows of shallow pierced holes. There are many different types of 'I Ula, or throwing clubs, based on their shape. 'I Ula tavatava are characterized by their heavily grooved heads.

Details

Descriptive Terms

clubs (weapons)
wood (plant material)
carving and carving techniques
Club

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E47,130
FD228

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

4 1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.956

Reference Notes

Volume 66, No. 4

Places

Fiji