Club

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-269732

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

Descriptive Terms

clubs (weapons)
wood (plant material)
Club

Inscription

"5" (Red and white paper label, pencil script)

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E47,144

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Armament -- Bludgeon

Dimensions

6 5/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3598

Reference Notes

http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/weapons/index.php/tour-by-region/oceania/oceania/arms-and-armour-oceania-201