Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bone club
  • Haida peoples
  • bone club, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States or British Columbia, Cana
  • bone, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 42 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 16 1/2 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5011

The club is made from a bone, slightly curved. It is larger at one end than the other. Both ends are flat. The wider flat end has the suggestion of two nostrils and a mouth on the end, eyes on either side and a semicircle behind. There is a small fish or whale in profile midway down the shaft.