Club from New Caledonia

Title: Club from New Caledonia
Description: Wooden war club with head of six broad radiating spikes; expanded flange at butt. Head and top of shaft cracked and a fragment broken from one spike. Figured in A.W. Franks notebook, circa 1870. Originally in the Allan Museum.
Published in Jessop, L. & Starkey, J. (1998) No Contemptible Workmanship: Material culture of the Pacific region represented in the Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle upon Tyne: Tyne & Wear Museums.
Dimensions:700mm long, diameter of head 210mm.
Collection: The Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
Reference no: NEWHM: C528
Record no.:HancockC528c
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