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Four Southeast Australian Clubs - c.1900

carved wood
Height: 73cm, 70cm,
EST. $7,000 - $9,000

MP #342


Provenance

1. Private Collection, NSW
2. Private Collection, UK
Duggleby auction house Scarborough, UK
Private Collection, NSW
3. Private Collection, NSW
4. Private Collection, NSW

Each club mounted individually

Reference

Cf. For related examples see; Carol Cooper et al, Aboriginal Australia, Australian Gallery Directors Council, Sydney, p. 93, S67 and S 68
indicating that these forms of club probably come from the Murray River region in New South Wales.

Four individually mounted biconical headed clubs collected in the Murray River region in the late 18th or early 19th century.

Used for hand to hand combat in conjunction with a parrying shield.Aboriginal clubs come in many different forms depending on the region and tribe. These lovely examples are old, rare and in excellent condition.
Their clean forms and well shaped heads impart a functional beauty.