Throwing Club, Fiji Islands
Lot 105Y
Throwing Club, Fiji Islands
Sold for US$ 5,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Throwing Club, Fiji Islands
iula kobo
Wood, ivory
length 19 3/4in (50cm)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Arizona

Cf. Kaeppler (2010: fig. 97) for a similar club in the Mark and Carolyn Blackburn collection. According to Kaeppler (ibid.), "This throwing club is unusually large. It was crafted from the buttress wood of a large shrub that had multiple roots running from its base; the knob of each root has been carefully inlaid with sperm whale ivory consisting of plugs, stars, and stylized forms...this club may have been commissioned by a Fijian chief from Tongan craftsmen."
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