A Curious West African wood club from the Gold Coast of Ghana

A Curious West African wood club from the Gold Coast of Ghana

1900 to 2000 Ghana

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A Curious West African wood club from the Gold Coast of Ghana , the lower shaft bound with leather
Early 20 th Century

Size : 61 cm long – 24 ins long
Provenance : Ex Walter Potter Museum of Curiosities , Bramber , Sussex
Ex Jamaica Inn Museum , Bolventor , Cornwall

The Museum label with this club reads : ‘this weapon was responsible for two murders on the Gold Coast ( Ghana ) in 1920 . A native ran amok and murdered his neighbour , then took shelter in the bush . A sergeant in the Gold Coast Defence Force was sent to arrest him , but was himself brutally hit on the head and his skull broken . The force of the blow caused the split in the wood of the weapon . Presented to the Museum by Mrs E Braddick , whose husband was District Commissioner .’
Dimensions
Height 61.00 cm (24.02 inches)
Stock Code
F018
Medium
wood and leather
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‘this weapon was responsible for two murders on the Gold Coast ( Ghana ) in 1920 . A native ran amok and murdered his neighbour , then took shelter in the bush . A sergeant in the Gold Coast Defence Force was sent to arrest him , but was himself brut
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