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Throwing club from Northern Nigeria, made a from single branch with two off-shoots, one forming the shaft and the other a sort of pick point. It is decorated with some incised lines on the head.

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throwing club

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  throwing club
object name (local):  wood throwing club, decorated
object name:  throwing club

Northern Nigeria, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
Additional place information
made or collected:  Northern Nigeria 

Materials & techniques
Additional material & technique information
material: wood (overall)
overall: 736.6 mm x 278 mm x 39 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 736.6 mm x 278 mm x 39 mm

Presented with other ethnographic material.
donor:  Edwardes, Mrs.  Undefined - 1962-11-30

Related subjects
association: War- and Peace-making
object name: throwing clubs

Record created 2000-01-22 by DRICE
Record last updated 2017-12-01 by XGVIEWS

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