Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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fish or seal club
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • fish or seal club, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 58 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 22 13/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6167

The wooden club has a groove around the head. The handle end is narrower with a knob at the free end. The club starts expanding at the midpoint to the wider head. The end is flat and there is a groove midway through the head. It is dark brown.