Club

Club with biconical head and discoidal pommel with floral motif engraved. Erromango clubs have distinctive flattened discoidal pommels with a standardised pattern of four radiating leaves. Clubs like this were used as part of a complex and sophisticated martial art which has largely fallen into obscurity. They were wielded both one-handed and two-handed for offence and defence.

Object Summary

Museum Number 34/1986
Simple Name weapon
Full Name biconical club
Common Name club
Production country Vanuatu
Material hardwood
Collection class Arms and armour
Collection continent Pacific
Collection area/region MELAN
Production town Erromango
Production continent Oceania
Function name weapon