Anonymous Master, ‘Hawaiian Throwing Club 'newa' ’, ca. 18, Entwistle

This extraordinary throwing club, newa, from the Hawaiian Islands in Polynesia is, in addition to a balanced and lethal weapon, a sculpture of graceful contours and a perfection of form as it rises from cylindrical to ovoid volumes in Brancusi-like form.

Manufacturer: Hawaiian Islands, Polynesia

September 24 - December 4, 1994, Fort Worth, TX, The Kimbell Museum, Island Ancestors: Oceanic Art from the Masco Corporation
February 2 - March 26, 1995, Honolulu, HI, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Island Ancestors: Oceanic Art from the Masco Corporation
June 11 - August 6, 1995, Detroit, MI, Detroit Institute of Arts, Island Ancestors: Oceanic Art from the Masco Corporation
March 9 - May 5, 1996, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina Museum of Art, Island Ancestors: Oceanic Art from the Masco Corporation

Allen Wardwell, Island Ancestors, Oceanic Art from the Masco Collection, Detroit, 1994, p. 253, Cat. 99f

Bedford Museum, England
Entwistle, London
K.J. Hewett, London (acquired from the above)
Wayne Heathcote, London
Masco Corporation, Detroit
Sotheby's New York, November 16, 2001 (lot 274)
Entwistle, London
Private Collection, USA