Club

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
2117
Item name
Club 
Category
Fighting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands
Map
Collector
Captain Sydney Mercer-Smith 
Acquisition date
December 08, 1951 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr Sydney Mercer-Smith 
Raw material
wood, plant fibre
Dimensions
H: 1210 mm W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Carved wood club; cylindrical; head is pointed with a disc carved below; handle end has small section wrapped in plaited fibre. Registration number 2117 marked with tag and pen.

Research notes

Suggested to be in Vanuatu style rather than Solomon Islands [Todd Barlin 2010].

Part of a large group of objects donated to the University’s Anthropology Museum by Mr Sydney Mercer-Smith. The objects were collected by his father Captain Sydney Mercer-Smith in the years 1893-1900 while he was employed as a Queensland government agent in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu [Mercer-Smith source file].

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