Arts of the Americas
29 1/2 with stone 7 1/16in. (75 x 18cm)
Other: 29 1/2 with stone 7 1/16in. (75 x 18cm) (show scale)
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Plains (Native American). Hammer, 19th century. Stone, rawhide, 29 1/2 with stone 7 1/16in. (75 x 18cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks, 43.201.130. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.43.201.130.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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This hammer has a wood handle covered with rawhide. The hammer is grey and brown stone, elliptical shaped.This club has some wear and tear but it has nice coloring and is interesting as the handle is so long. 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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