- Museum number
Club, of wood, long with leaf-shaped head (basibasi type), with two pairs of canoe-shaped slits piercing the head. White pigment decoration around openwork.
Length: 35.70 centimetres (blade)
Length: 112.60 centimetres
Width: 13.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Register slip reads:
Solomon Islands / Club .....................
[apparently quoting Brenchley] "Paddle from Florida Island. Solomon Is. Sept. 1865." The paddle has a handwritten stuck-on label with this wording.
Southeast Solomons club types are identified by Malaitan names (in the absence of alternatives) for which the principal source is David Akin (2013) Malaitan Clubs. Ch.39 in Bolton et al. Melanesia: Art and Encounter.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From a collection made by Julius Brenchley in 1865 on a cruise of HMS Curacoa around the Pacific, which was divided among Maidstone Museum, the British Museum, the Pitt Rivers Museum and Exeter Museum.
Register slip reads:
Presd. by Julius L. Brenchley Esq 24.3.1870 (M.)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1870C1.6299 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1870C0324.191