Provenance: C.R. Williams C.B.E., acquired in the Sudan in 1923, thence by descent.
C.R. Williams was a prominent civiladministrator who spent most of his working life in the railways and rivertransport of colonial Sudan. His memoirs, "Wheels &Paddles in the Sudan" were published in 1986.
Note: Sudanese throwing clubs such as the above example are extremely rare.
Lit.: Annali Lateranensi Vol.XXIV, 1960: Renato Boccassino; pg.398, fig.32f (collected 1905)
Ernest S.Thomas: The African throwing knife 1925; pg 60, Baghirmi, Darfur and Kordofan