War club - Wood - Uatogi - Samoa

Description
War club - Wood - Uatogi - Samoa
2nd half 19th century - Good

Massive Samoan 'Uatogi' hardwood war club .

This club is a Rare and very finely carved/finished/detailed Traditional Samoan Toothed War Club called a LAPALAPA (in the Samoan language) or UATOGI.

Beautiful deep dark and reddish patina.

Reference : Samoan Material Culture By Te Rangi Hiroa ( P. H. Buck ) Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 75 Honolulu , Hawaii Published by the Museum 1930 ( illustration attached )

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Lot details
Object
War club
Indigenous object name
Uatogi
Region/ country
Samoa
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 19th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
90×17×6 cm
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