Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) maker
  • club, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • yew wood, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 32 x 11.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 12 5/8 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6163

The wooden club has a large knob at one end and a relatively short cylindrical handle. The horizontal grooves cover the head. There is a small ridge near the head of the club and the end of the handle flares slightly. It is dark brown.