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Club 'akau-ta

Club ‘akau-ta

Place: Tonga
Category: War

wood, Tonga, l. 78.5 cm, Inv. Oz 127

Forster Register A.4: ‘4 four-edged [clubs] from the friendly islands’

The club is made of brown wood. The cross-section is rhomboid and increases in size towards the upper end. The club lacks any ornamentation. The upper end is separated from the handle by a pair of bulged rings. There is otherwise a tiny knob at the lower end. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger