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African
World Cultures ➔ Stick, Swagger

Identifier:
176253
Description:
Short, dark brown wood club with slightly bulbous head. The head is carved with vertical lines, and the whole club is polished to a smooth finish.;From accession file 4747: "These small clubs are carried by many of the native young men. Especially those who have attained a little distinction in their village. They may also be used as weapons in case of emergency. Some also called knobsticks or kerries." Originally one of eight sticks labeled as 117352, part of accession 4747. Seven of them were subsequently renumbered 176248-176254, respectively, by PMGR staff.;The objects were originally obtained by Dr. and Mrs. H. Veazie Markham, medical missionaries of that church. The couple were appointed for life service to West Central Portuguese Africa (modern Angola) by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and they served there from 1927-1939. The objects were originally collected about 1930, and were exhibited at the East Congregational Church before being donated in 1948. However, dates of individual objects may vary widely.
Materials:
Carved, Wood
Dimensions:
20.6" h
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of East Congregational Church
Rights:

Maker/Donor
East Congregational Church