Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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stone axe
  • unknown Ka’igwu (Kiowa) maker
  • stone axe, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: United States
  • stone, wood, buckskin, feathers
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 47.5 x 13.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 18 11/16 x 5 5/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3909

The axe has a triangular stone head. The wooden handle is carved with crisscrossing grooves. Leather strips wrap around the stone head and shaft just below. There are dark feathers at the loose ends of the strip. There is a leather strip tied around the end of the handle.