Hardwood cut from the interface of the sapwood and heartwood with resulting duotone (as were Zulu clubs). 28 1/4" length, finely formed and polished. Circular section, somewhat swelled to the percussion point about a third back from the tip. The butt pierced for a wrist thong. Finely crafted and polished. The Shilluk of south Sudan were involved in the salve trade both as slavers and prey to Arab and Turkish slavers whose raids, along with intrusion by the Dinka, greatly reduced their numbers in the mid 19th century. Surviving wood clubs of the Shilluk are quite rare. Fine specimen.

Stock Number: 13-451

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