Throwing club Z 3182

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Throwing club, iUla tavatava
Throwing clubs with flanged heads were one of the most common types found in Fiji. This example is unusual because of the circular motifs carved on the flanges of the head. The small burnt circles at the top of the shaft may commemorate the death of someone important.
Fiji. Collected by Sir A. Gordon, 1875-80. Z 3182

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