Rootstock Club (Vunikau)
Arts of the Pacific Islands
44 x 4 x 3 1/2in. (111.8 x 10.2 x 8.9cm) (show scale)
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Fijian. Rootstock Club (Vunikau), 19th century. Wood, 44 x 4 x 3 1/2in. (111.8 x 10.2 x 8.9cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1030. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, x1030_bw.jpg)
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Club is a cylindrical shaft with the head formed by the rootstalk of a shrub/tree. Repetitive geometric zigzag patternings on top 14" (nubs from root removal plain) and bottom 10 1/2" of club.
Condition: Two holes in bottom from previous mount (?). Some wood loss on bottom. Some cracking and surface dirt.
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