Arts of the Americas
24 3/4 with stone hammer 6 in. (62.9 x 15.2 cm)
Other: 24 3/4 with stone hammer 6 in. (62.9 x 15.2 cm) (show scale)
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Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks
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Plains (Native American). Hammer, 19th century. Stone, rawhide, 24 3/4 with stone hammer 6 in. (62.9 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks, 43.201.129. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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This hammer has hide totally covering the wood handle and around the part that holds the stone to the handle. The tapered, grey stone hammer is chipped on one end. The other end has a rounded tip to it. There is one groove around the head at both ends.The condition on this one is a slightly chipped stone but it is nicely carved. This might have had a decorative horsetail hanging from it. Such clubs were used in dances before a hunt and had symbolic and ceremonial function not a war function. Members of a society carried these as badges of honor and emblems of office.
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