EARLY 19TH C. CARVED & FACETED SAMOAN HAND CLUB, RARE EXAMPLE
Period/Date: C. 1800-1840's
Materials: Indigenous hardwood, traces of lime infill.
Description: Here's a rare and fine quality example. This hexagonal two-handed bat-like club features deeply carved panels with varied geometric motifs. It has its original pierced lug pommel on the handle. It has rich dark red color turning to brown. There is evidence of stone tool marks and polishing especially on the handgrip. A very tactile and heavy specimen. Its faceted design intentionally increases the surface area making the club more deadly. The peaked ridge aided in penetration especially when impacting bone. It would surely kill or render an opponent unconscious with one well-placed blow. Excellent condition with no varnish or restoration. We've never had one as good or robust as this one! Stand not included.
Dimensions: Length: 28.25" (72 cm), Width 2.75" (7.5 cm)