Lot: 6

Rootstock club "dromudromu" or "vunikau", 19th century

Fidji Islands

Provenance Size Hammer price
Congregation of the Sacred Hearts (SS.CC.), Ghent, Belgium
Dutch Collection
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (2006)
H: 44.9 inch 2000 EUR

from especially heavy wood (mostly rootball and trunk of a young ironwood sapling), cracks, base These massive clubs were used in armed conflicts.

Meyer, Anthony J.P., Ozeanische Kunst, Vol. II, Köln 1995, p. 470, ill. 541 Kaeppler, Adrienne, Polynesia, Honolulu 2010, p. 238, ill. 114 ff.