Weight: g

Exceptional Club, Samoa Islands talavalu Wood length 43 1/2in (110.5cm) Finely carved and well balanced in form, with twelve spikes (thought to be based on a coconut stalk) tapering down on the upper portion; superb reddish-brown patina. PROVENANCE Private Collection, New Zealand Private Collection, Chicago, Illinois According to Adrienne Kaeppler, "This type of toothed club was patterned after human teeth (nifo)." Polynesia: The Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection, 2010, p. 259