Club

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-269748

Description

Wooden club with large bird-head shape (porowa ra aru), from New Caledonia. The club head has a large, beak-like projection on one end and a small hooded projection off the other. These clubs, most likely ceremonial, were visual symbols of rank and wealth, and were owned by men of the chiefly class.

Details

Descriptive Terms

clubs (weapons)
wood (plant material)
Club

Associated Building

Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E47,160

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Armament -- Bludgeon

Dimensions

9 1/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3614

Reference Notes

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/200.160.9