War Club

Unidentified Fijian maker


collected 1838-1842


Overall: 47 1/4 × 1 15/16 in. (120 × 5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Smithsonian Institution



Oceania, Melanesia, Fiji


19th century

Object Name




Not on view

Course History

ARTH 83, History of Museums and Collecting, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2015

ARTH 82, History of Museums and Collecting, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

The Art of War: Melanesian and Polynesian Expressions of Beauty and Violence, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 27-May 13, 2001.


Collected by U.S. Exploring Expedition (Peale no. 2007) in Fiji, 1838-1842; transferred by order of the United States Congress to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C (no. 4737), 1857; acquired by the Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire, in an exchange, 1880‘s; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

U.S. Exploring Expedition Peale # 2007; Smithsonian Instutitue # 4737; DCM Red # 13.115

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