War Club


From: Canada | Ontario | Six Nations Reservation

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 70-9-452
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cayuga | Iroquois
Provenience Canada | Ontario | Six Nations Reservation
Culture Area Northeast Culture Area
Creator Jerry Blue Eyes
Section American
Materials Wood | Iron | Pigment

With triangular iron blades on front and rear of club head. The head is carved with a distorted face and the handle is incised with a lattice pattern. Decorated with red, black and white paint and leather strips. Note in Speck's handwriting on tag accompanying object, "War club with face representing agony of man enemy when hit. Jerry Blue Eyes, Cayuga."

Height 4.5 cm
Width 3.5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

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