Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) maker
  • club, late 1600s
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • wood, stone, leather?, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 52 x 20 x 4.5 cm width includes spike
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 20 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 1 3/4 in width includes spike
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3868

The slightly curved wooden club's wider end is wrapped with leather and decorated with a small face, a nose and mouth with teeth. It has a stone spike held in place, slightly below the leather wrapping, with a leather strip.