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Throwing club (ula)

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The Fijian archipelago is comprised of over 300 islands that span 850 kilometers of ocean. Combat amongst the Fijians was particularly prevalent and wars were a driving force behind the social and economic life of Fijian chiefdoms. War clubs were particularly privileged amongst the Fijians and...

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Provenance

By 1981, Hurst Gallery (Norman Hurst), Cambridge, MA; 1981, sold by Hurst Gallery to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

Fiji, 20th century, 1950–2000

Object Place

Fiji

Dimensions

Overall: 42 x 8 cm (16 9/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2749

Medium or Technique

Wood (nokonoko?)

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Arms and armor