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Club with axe head
Club with axe head
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Metal - Iron Alloy, Wood, Pigment - White Lime
Dimensions:
134.6 x 20.3 x 2.5 cm (53.5 x 8 x 1.25 in.)
Object Type:
Continent:
Oceania
Provenance:

Purchased from Nathan Joseph, San Francisco by M.H. deYoung, unspecified date.

California Midwinter, Fine Arts Buidling, Exhibition Catalogue. South Sea Island Collection, pp. 94-101. "3359-Club. Figian. Very old," p. 96. [original catalogue located at SF History Center, SF Public Library].

Accession Number:
2139
Acquisition Date:
1895-03-23
Credit Line:

California Midwinter International Exposition, through M.H. deYoung

Hatchet head iron at one end. Paddle shapped at other end; carved highly abstract, stylized human facial motif with spiral eyes on either side of paddle. Braided ring around handle; lime decoration.

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