Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tomahawk pipe
  • Plains peoples
  • tomahawk pipe, 1904
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, metal, incising, stamping
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 21 x 3.5 x 50.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 8 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 19 7/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1092

The handle is diamond shaped in cross section. The metal blade has a head wearing a feathered headdress in profile incised on one side, with a copper circle and crossed arrows with a knife in a sheath below it. The other side has a church incised. The bowl has small crosses stamped on it, as well as the band around the stem.