Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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club with stone head
  • unknown Hinono’eino (Arapaho) or Numunuu (Comanche) maker
  • club with stone head, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • stone, wood, rawhide, horse hair, hoof?, buckskin, plant fiber, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 59 x 14.5 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 23 1/4 x 5 11/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3890
Label Text

The club has a rounded triangular stone head on a wooden handle. The handle has been covered with rawhide, with a strip around the stone head. There are three buckskin fringes at the end, wrapped with plant fiber. The loop at the end of each fringe goes through a deer hoof. The tab of horse hair at the fringe is grey at the top and red at the loose ends.