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War Club

Arts of the Americas

CULTURE Eastern, Sioux
MEDIUM Wood, brass nails
DATES early 19th century
DIMENSIONS 30 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 3/4 in. (77.5 x 16.5 x 1.9 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden club, gunstock type but it is without a metal blade. It is ornamented with chip carving and brass tacks, but one side is decorated with incising applied by fire or a hot metal tool. The original Jarvis (collector) inscription for the piece reads," Chippeway War Club."
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