War Club

52-6-9

From: North America

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number 52-6-9
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Indian
Provenience North America
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Pigment
Description

Rifle-shaped; pointed, double-edged iron blade projecting just below "knee"; hole for cord at grip end. Background of burnt file marks except at grip. Gouged and incised insolated decoration on both sections and sides. Principally (grip to butt); 2 diamonds, calumet pipe, 2 circular designs, 2 crosses; (reverse side) zigzag lines, diamond, circular design and human (?) figure without a head. Traces of red and yellow paint in designs.

Length 66.5 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Credit Line Gift of Episcopal Church Training School, 1952

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