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The head of this fighting spear is carved with very sharp barbs. The shaft is bound with fine coir cords forming a diamond pattern. This spear was given to Baron Anatole von Hügel by Cakobau’s son, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, as payment for a wager.
Bau, Fiji. Presented to A. von Hügel by Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, 5 October 1876. Z 3954