Club

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-269735

Description

Beaked 'pineapple' or 'pandanus' battlehammer, known as a totokia, from Fiji. Heavily carved head with pineapple-like extrusions ending with a pointed 'beak'. The club would have been used to inflict a deadly blow to the skull. Its design is said to be based on a bird's head.

Details

Descriptive Terms

clubs (weapons)
wood (plant material)
Club

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

E47,151

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Armament -- Bludgeon

Dimensions

6 1/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3601

Reference Notes

Volume 66, No. 4