Club

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-269745

Description

A heavy wooden club - or bovai - with incised carvings over entire body, likely from Fiji. The club is slightly curved from the base of the handle to the head. The club is probably from Fiji, although there are similiar examples from Samoa and Tonga as well. The club would have been used in hand-to-hand combat.

Details

Descriptive Terms

clubs (weapons)
wood (plant material)
Club

Associated Building

Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E47,150
FD314

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3611

Reference Notes

http://new-guinea-tribal-art.com/wp/index.php/2011/09/29/fijian-war-club