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Club 'akau-ta

Club ‘akau-ta

Place: Tonga
Category: War

wood, Tonga, l. 153 cm, w. 15 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 18

Forster Register A.3 (?): ‘a wide club from the friendly islands’

The club is made of brown wood with a handle which is round in cross-section. Towards the upper end, the club becomes wider and the cross-section rhomboid. The upper part of the club has a shape similar to that of a paddle. This part is separated from the handle through two pairs of bulging rings. The club lacks any ornamentation. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger