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Object Number:29-175-432
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nootka
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver Island
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Whale Bone
Cedar Bark
Feather
Length: 62.5 cm
Width: 8.1 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number:7/3018 - Collector Number

Description

Carved in Nootka war club spatulate form but with merely a widening at handle tip instead of head profile. Braided sinew cord (colorless and red-brown) wrapped around grip. Shredded cedar bark and several birds quills held to grip on underside by the sinew cord. Undersurface stained red. Top surface has incised head, numerous circles with dots in center, and two "leaf" and two "double leaf" designs. REd and blue paint on "leaf designs", red eye and tongue on face. Trace of double line in black between designs and grip.


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