Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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stone axe
  • unknown Sioux maker
  • stone axe, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: United States
  • stone, wood, buckskin, feathers, paint, cord, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 52 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 20 1/2 x 5 11/16 x 1 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3899

The small axe has a wooden handle and stone head. The head is held in place with strips of buckskin. The handle is painted with a black diamond, outlined with red, with bands of red and black at either end. There is a buckskin strip at the end of the handle with a yellow feather and blue feather. It has a short cord loop.