Club

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

Date

19th century

GUSN

GUSN-170805

Description

Tongan paddle club with oval pointed end and zig-zag pattern incised carving on all surfaces. Known as a 'akua tau.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E47,136
FD017

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pscific Island Group

Object Type

Armament -- Bludgeon

Dimensions

5 3/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1149

Reference Notes

http://www.new-guinea-tribal-art.com/wp/index.php/2011/09/20/tongan-clubs/

Places

Tonga