Object photography

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Object description

  • Marquesan artist
  • 'u'u (club), early 19th century
  • Ironwood, wood, human hair, coconut fiber
  • Marquesas Islands
  • H: 55 1/2 in, W: 7 1/2 in, D: 4 1/2 in (H: 141.0 cm, W: 19.0 cm, D: 11.4 cm)
  • Gift of John Fitzpatrick Jeffrie, 1803
  • E5027


East India Marine Society Collection


This is an ironwood club with a carved head. The object is woven at the base with coconut fiber and tufts of human hair.