- Museum number
Club of wood (basibasi shape)
- Curator's comments
- G.C. Wheeler's catalogue ETHNOGRAPHICA FROM ALU AND MONO reads: 97. Two clubs: made of fatoto wood. Name of this club is piku, being made of this wood (the mua is the same shape but made of eala wood). Made in Alu, and probably relatively old (compared with the above gatu clubs). Bought from Sapi of Faleta. The cutting edge = tioron Note. Perhaps only one of these is a piku, and the other a mua, of eala wood; my notes are not clear. / Note sheet number: 960.Ref.Tg.
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
- Gerald C Wheeler was an anthropologist who researched in Solomon Islands in 1908 to 1909 on an expedition with W. H. R. Rivers and A. M. Hocart. He began on Simbo but spent most of his time on Alu. He gave collections of artefacts to the British Museum in 1927, registered as Oc1927.0310 and Oc1927.1003 and documented in Eth Doc 1096.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 97 (Wheeler catalogue in Eth Doc 1096)