War Club

Fiji

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collected 1838-1842

Wood

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

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

13.3.685

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

19th century

Object Name

Armament: Bludgeon

Classification

Oceania

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.

Provenance

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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