Accession No

Z 3296


Description

Straight club, thickened at distal end. Heavy truncheon type.


Place

Oceania; Polynesia; Fiji


Period


Source

Gordon, Arthur Charles Hamilton [collector and donor]


Department

Anth


Reference Numbers

Z 3296; O.X.126.G


Cultural Affliation


Material

Wood; Plant; Fibre; Shell; wood, plant fibre, shell


Local Term

Bowai [Fijian Art research project]


Measurements

110mm x 110mm x 1060mm


Events

Loan (Exhibition)
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich, October 15 2016- February 12 2017, Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific
Event Date
Author: maa


Description (CMS Description)
Club, straight. Thickened at distal end. Heavy truncheon type.
Event Date 1/6/1996
Author: maa


Context (CMS Context)
Catalogue card 1 reads [stamped in black ink:] 'Z 3296 FIJI'. [typed:] 'Club, straight, thickened at distal end, length 3'-6" (Heavy truncheon type). A. H. Gordon circ: 1875.' [added in pencil:] 'OX 126 H'. [in pencil in the bottom left corner:] '11/67'. [stamped in blue ink in the bottom right corner:] 'SHOW CASE NUMBER 11'. A small round red sticker pasted to the front of the card.
Catalogue card 2 reads [handwritten in black ink:] 'Z.3296. Club, straight, thickened at distal end. Length 3' 6". (Heavy truncheon type). A. H. Gordon. circa 1875. Show case number 11.' [added in pencil:] 'OX 126 G'.
Event Date 1/6/1996
Author: maa


Context (CMS Context)
Labels & inscriptions: 'Z. 3296' inscribed in white ink on the butt and handle of the club. 'O.X.136.G' inscribed in white ink on the handle of the club. A mark left by a large rectangular label still visible on the shaft.
Event Date 28/8/2013
Author: Lucie Carreau


Description (CMS Description)
Very heavy club of dark wood, bowai. The wood has been blackened (soot?) Flared convex head. The shaft is circular in section and flares towards the butt. Convex butt. A cord of 3-ply plaited coir is attached around the handle and terminates in a rectangular knot with side projections of coir, reminiscent of the cords attached to Fijian shell horns (davui).
Event Date 28/8/2013
Author: maa


Context (CMS Context)
Exhibited: 'Chiefs & Governors: Art and power in Fiji', Cambridge MAA, 7 June 2013 - 19 April 2014.
Event Date 25/4/2014
Author: Remke van der Velden


Conservation (Assessment Only)
CON.2015.1991 | Assessment Only
Event Date 10/9/2015
Author: rah99


Description (CMS Description)
Club.
Bowai. Heavy truncheon type. The wood has been blackened (soot?).
Event Date 7/12/2016
Author: maa


Loan (Exhibition)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 15/12/2019 to 19/07/2020, Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific
Event Date 15/12/2019
Author: Katrina Dring


Loan (Exhibition)
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachussetts, 12/09/2020 to 03/01/2021, Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific
Event Date 12/9/2020
Author: Katrina Dring


FM:109731

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