Skip to content
  • 9am–5pm
  • Free general admission
  • Shop

We are no longer updating this page and it is not optimised for mobile devices.

You are in site section: Explore

Club 'akau-ta

Club ‘akau-ta

Place: Tonga
Category: War

wood, Tonga, l. 128 cm, Inv. Oz 351

Forster Register A.5: ‘4[clubs], above round, from the friendly islands’

The club is made of brown wood. At the end of the handle, the cross-section is round, but becomes rhomboid towards the middle of the club. The club becomes wider towards the upper end and has a shape similar to that of a paddle. Both sides are damaged. This part is separated from the handle by two pairs of bulged rings. The club lacks any ornamentation. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger

Return to Top