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Club, 'u'u, made of wood. Club with oval-ended head representing a human face. On each side, two small tiki heads carved in high relief represent the eyes. These are surrounded on one side of the club with radiating lines. Above the brow line on each side, a small tiki face is carved in low relief; both have been damaged. The main tiki head (representing the nose) is at the centre of a projecting angular crossbar (and is missing on one side). Below, two rectangular design areas are carved in low relief with the ipu (container) motif and horizontal lines; the two areas are joined by a U shape. Below this a broad tiki face (eyes and nose only) are carved in low relief, with another band of ipu motifs below (on one side there is an additional pair of ipu between). The butt is slightly flared.
Length: 139 centimetres
Width: 14.30 centimetres
Depth: 9.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
No original Beasley collection number recorded in 1944 Beasley register
Back of current registration label: 'Cleaned 8/73'
- Not on display
- Wood has rough and worn surface.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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