War Club

Samoa

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collected 1838-1842

Wood and plant fiber

Overall: 43 3/16 × 4 5/16 in. (109.7 × 11 cm)

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

13.3.687

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Polynesia, Samoa

Period

19th century

Object Name

Armament: Bludgeon

Classification

Oceania

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.

Peoples of Oceania: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-30, 1995.

Basis for Design: Visual Problem Solving, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Studio Art 10, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 31-April 26, 1998.

Provenance

Collected by U.S. Exploring Expedition (Peale no. 1216) in Fiji, 1838-1842; transferred by order of the United States Congress to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C (no. 4984), 1857; acquired by the Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire, in an exchange, 1880‘s; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

U.S. Exploring Expedition Peale # 1216; Smithsonian Instutitue # 4984

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