Tomahawk

63-8-49

From: Dakotas (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number 63-8-49
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sioux
Provenience Dakotas (uncertain)
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Section American
Materials Catlinite
Description

Probably made with European tools. Hatchet shaped blade with bevelled edges. Short 8-sided stem with mid-section square and incised with cross-hatch. Short bowl also 8-sided; bands around top alternately has cross-hatch plane and plain one across it; bottom band has diagonally lined planes and plain one. Mid-section of bowl carved in elongated diamonds. Label says "Sioux pipe stone from Pipe stone quarry, Dakota".

Length 19.7 cm
Width 10 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Robert Pemberton, 1963
Other Number L-260-49 - Old Loan Number

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