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Club (u'u)

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The most complex rendering of the pervasive tiki image occurs on Marquesan clubs, the exclusive property of warriors. On this and other examples, both sides of the flared upper end are shaped as large stylized human faces incorporating smaller faces carved in high and low relief. A face in low...

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Provenance

Given to the MFA by Landon Clay in 1992.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Marquesas Islands, Polynesia, 19th century

Object Place

Marquesas Islands

Dimensions

139.7 x 17.78 x 10.16 cm (55 x 7 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

1992.342

Medium or Technique

Toa wood

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Arms and armor