Australian Aboriginal Hardwood Club

Item TB11  

This item was sold for $150 

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This item is a hardwood throwing club that was made in later part of the 19th century or early 20th century by Aborigines in the east central region of Australia. It was liquidated by the Peabody Museum from their Ethnographic collection in the 1920s through the Bannerman catalog sales and used as a movie prop for 75 years! It has a bulbous head with a point on both ends. The point on the end of the bulbous head is blunted and this kind of damage is normally found on these pieces. Otherwise, this piece is in excellent condition. Length = 68 cm. Weight = 400 gm.

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