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Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0008-0365   CAS 1984-0008-0365; Club
Category Weaponry
Object Name Club
Culture Melanesian: ni-Vanuatu
Global Region Oceania
Country Vanuatu (New Hebrides)
State/Prov./Dist. Shefa
Other Geographic Data Efate (?)
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1926
Collection Name Rollo Beck Collection (South Pacific)
Materials Wood
Description Club carved from single piece of wood; Cylindrical shaft terminates at each end in an elaborately carved head; At one end a bell-shaped cap is supported on 5 outer supporting columns and a larger central column, with short spoke extending out from center column to outer columns, all carved in openwork relief; Opposite end terminates in a rounded mushroom-like cap, below which is a larger 5-sided club head with 5 short cylindrical projections.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 8.0, Length = 97.0