Club

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
East New Britain
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Description
Wooden club with sphere on one end and a conical spear point on the other end.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander club
Maker
Production date
Unknown
Measurements
L1153 x W125 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood.
History and use
This is a weapon used in close-quarter fighting. Common amongst the Sulka and their neighbours and similar to the club which the Gazelle Peninsula know as talum, this war club differs by tapering towards the end where the head of the club sits. The other end flares with a conical base which tapers to a point at the end.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
E10543

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