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staff

On display
human history
  • Description

    Staff or club, possibly ceremonial

  • Place
  • Accession Number
    1987.77
  • Accession Date
    30 Apr 1987
  • Other Id

    52442 (ethnology)

    1181 (Melanesian Mission)

  • Department
  • Display Room
1987.77; 52442; 1181; 26039; detail

Images and documents

Images

Artefact

  • Display location

    Pacific Masterpieces

  • Credit Line
    On loan to Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira from the Melanesian Mission Trust Board
  • Public Access Text

    Clubs were a very personal weapon, shaped or chosen by each individual to meet his stature and social importance. The styles of clubs are very specific to different cultural areas, while the details of their decoration often reflect the artistic tastes of their owners.

  • Cultural Origin
  • Collection
  • Primary Maker
  • Place
  • Date
    Unknown
  • Media/Materials
  • Measurement Description
    1215mm l x 160mm w x 55mm d
  • Measurement Reading

    1215mm

    1215mm

    160mm

    55mm

  • Classification
  • Media/Materials Notes

    This object was assessed as part of the Light Sensitivity Gallery Survey in G62 Pacific Masterpieces.

    This object was assessed as part of the Light Sensitivity Gallery Survey in G62 Pacific Masterpieces.

  • Last Update
    20 Aug 2021

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