Club

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
East New Britain
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Description
Wooden club with terminal bulbed and proximal 1 flared cone. Though largely undecorated, shallow holes have been drilled into the head and bordered with a parallel line.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander club
Maker
Production date
Unknown
Measurements
L1175 x W85 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood
History and use
Known as talum, this wooden club with a bulbed head and a flared cone was another weapon utilised by the men of the Gazelle Peninsula during close-quarter fighting.
Registration number
E5576

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