University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:29-175-434
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nootka
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver Island
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Whale Bone
Sinew
Feather
Length: 52.5 cm
Width: 6.8 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number:6/9200 - Collector Number

Description

War club carved in modified spatulate form with striking tip pointed on one side to form animal snout; one side of blade flattened to form top of animal head, notched between eye and snout. Nostril, eye, and mouth incised; two double-leaf designs incised between mouth and grip. Eye, leaf designs, and around mouth, handletip, and undersurface, painted red. Sinew cord wrapped around grip; quills held between wrapping and undersurface of club.


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