29 in HIGH x 10.25 in WIDE x 2 in DEEP
(73.66 cm HIGH x 26.03 cm WIDE x 5.08 cm DEEP)
Samoa Islands | South Pacific Ocean
Museum Purchase, Dr. John Rabe D.D.S. Collection

War club "Knob carved out at end of handle with hole cut out for twine loop. Loop missing. Smooth handle gradually fanning out to wide end. Elaborate carving in geometric pattern begins at the fanning out point and extends to wide end." (Gray Notebook) "Fa'alautalinga (ear-shaped)" (Gray Notebook) "Excellent examples of the clumsy old style of war clubs." (J. Nason 9/93) "War club. Fa'alautalinga (ear-shaped)." (warehouse card) "War club. Samoa. Fa'alautalinga (ear-shaped) is ok. Dark brown wood; tab at butt. Nicely incised zigzags and other motifs on both sides of blade. Probably carved for sale." (Roger Rose, 4/95)

Used: made for sale

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