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Club (detail)
Gugu

Broad-bladed and intricately carved club positioned at a sharply acute angle in relation to the round handle. These clubs were mostly used in dance and ceremony. They are sometimes called, mistakenly, lotus clubs or axe-bit clubs, but they are actually inspired by the shape of the butterfly fish.
Reg. Number: X2273
Acquistion Details: Purchased from H.A. Smith Estate, 1888
Dimensions: L.955mm Diam.45mm W. blade 135mm
MV Collection object
Detail of a club
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