Arts of the Americas
Wood, brass nails
early 19th century
30 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 3/4 in. (77.5 x 16.5 x 1.9 cm) (show scale)
Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
Wooden club, gunstock type but it is without a metal blade. It is ornamented with chip carving and brass tacks, but one side is decorated with incising applied by fire or a hot metal tool. The original Jarvis (collector) inscription for the piece reads," Chippeway War Club."
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Eastern, Sioux. War Club, early 19th century. Wood, brass nails, 30 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 3/4 in. (77.5 x 16.5 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.75. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.75_bw_SL1.jpg)
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