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Club (u'u)

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Marquesan men used clubs for fighting and displayed them as symbols of prestige. They were also valued heirlooms; these examples were probably used for as long as two hundred years. Although such clubs initially look very much alike, the designs in the two relief bands below the transverse bar...

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Given to the MFA by Rowland Burdon-Miller in 1969.

Credit Line

Gift of Rowland Burdon-Muller

Oceanic, Marquesas Islands, 18th century

Object Place

Marquesas Islands, Polynesia


139.7 x 16.51 cm (55 x 6 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tamanuja wood


Africa and Oceania


Arms and armor