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OCEANIC ART FROM THE ESTATE OF LYNDA CUNNINGHAM

Beaked Battle Hammer Club, Fiji
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT
51

OCEANIC ART FROM THE ESTATE OF LYNDA CUNNINGHAM

Beaked Battle Hammer Club, Fiji
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

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Beaked Battle Hammer Club, Fiji

Provenance

Lynda Cunningham, New York

Catalogue Note

'[Totokia] were intended to "peck" holes in a victim's skull. They acquired their basic shape from a sapling that was tied and forced to grow at an angle. Often mistakenly called "pineapple" clubs, they are carved to represent the fruit of the pandanus tree.' (Kaeppler, Polynesia: the Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection of Polynesian Art, 2010, p. 236)

Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

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New York