- Museum number
Club of wood (basibasi shape)
- Curator's comments
- G.C. Wheeler's catalogue ETHNOGRAPHICA FROM ALU AND MONO reads: 95. piku: made by a Molafe (Buim) man in Mono, bought by me in Alu. Called pikupiku in Molafe tongue. This was made only for gatu (dancing), but the pikupiku is used too for fighting. This perhaps is a Molafe form. For names of the ornamentation see elsewhere. Club. / Note sheet number: 2656.Ref.Tk.
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: 95 (Wheeler catalogue in Eth Doc 1096)