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Ball-headed War Club with Spike

Arts of the Americas

CULTURE Menominee
MEDIUM Wood, brass nail studs, pigment
DATES early 19th century
DIMENSIONS 24 1/4 in. (61.6 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Ball headed war club with a metal spike on the ball. A design formed by tacks running along the edges and along the center is the motif on one side. The other side has an engraved floral design through the center with black and red pigment inside the grooves. Tacks also run along the edge of this side. Many of these clubs were used by men more for prestige, being carried similar to a cane, than for warfare.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Menominee. Ball-headed War Club with Spike, early 19th century. Wood, brass nail studs, pigment, 24 1/4 in. (61.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.61. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.50.67.61_view1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.50.67.61_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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