Weapon; Club



A fish-shaped mere (hand club) with the pointed blade tip as the fish's head and the butt forming the tail. There are two faces carved on the butt and a round hole through the butt. Most of the surface has carved decoration, with two large double spirals on each side of the blade. The patterns are formed by haehae (parallel grooves) and ridges, and pakati (lines of dog's-tooth notches). There are two eyes on each side, three shell-inlaid. There is a whitish deposit in some grooves.