|These clubs were highly prized weapons both for their effectiveness and because of the immense amount of labour required to produce a pierced basalt disc of this type. They are exceptional in retaining their fine binding and feather work decoration; in almost all known examples this is damaged or missing so that the stone disc is no longer secured in place. With old label "Rigo BNG". Origin: South East New Guinea Circa 1870-1890|
|Location of Origin: South Pacific / Australia|
|Dimensions: Lengths: 97 cm to 122 cm (38 to 48 in)|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : Oceanic Art : Weapons|
|Secondary Classification: All Other Categories|
|Provenance: Collected by the London Missionary Society at the old mission station in Rigo, British New Guinea|
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