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Apa’apai War Club

Tonga

War Club with 4 glyphs:
2 human figures, a bird figure and a crescent moon motif

An ancient handwritten label reads:
“Polynesian Club, presented by Charles Baker”

Carved toa wood (Casuarina equisetifolia)
19th century or earlier
Height : 35 ¾ in. (90.5 cm)

Ex collection Charles Baker
Ex collection Jean-Edouard Carlier
Ex private collection, Paris

Published: “Archipels Fidji Tonga Samoa”,
Voyageurs et Curieux, 2005, plate 147 page 120

Price: sold

Polynesia