Fijian Throwing Club (Ula)

Unidentified Fijian maker


collected 1838-1842


Overall: 15 7/8 × 3 15/16 in. (40.3 × 10 cm)

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



Place Made: Fiji, Melanesia, Oceania


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

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. 2192) in Fiji, 1838-1842; transferred by order of the United States Congress to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (no. 3098), 1857; acquired by the Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire, in an exchange, 1880's; catalogued, 1913.

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