Club

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-269734

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

Descriptive Terms

clubs (weapons)
wood (plant material)
Club

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

E47,155

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Armament -- Bludgeon

Dimensions

12 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3600

Reference Notes

Volume 66, No 4