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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • hammer, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Donji Detlak, Derventa, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 43 x 8.5 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 16 7/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Watkins Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3468

The roughly hewn club-like hammer is a length of wood with a small bit of bark left on the larger end with cutmarks and the handle is whittled smooth.

It was used to hammer a tethering stake into the ground.