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club with stone head
  • United States or Canada
  • club with stone head, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: North America
  • stone, wood, rawhide, sinew, pigment, paint
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 43 x 13.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 16 7/8 x 5 5/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0479

This club has a wooden handle and a stone head that is rounded on the top but comes to a point on either side. The head has a thin rawhide strip going around the top that is continuous with the rawhide covering over the wooden handle. The head is decorated with two carved "V's" on either side of the rawhide strip (on both faces), which are painted red. A large portion of the rawhide is covered with pink pigment. The other end of the handle has a small red tuft of fabric and cut strings, indicating the loss of an element.