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Ball-headed War Club

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
DATES early 19th century
DIMENSIONS 6 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 29 9/16 in. (16.5 × 8.9 × 75.1 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 50.67.83
CREDIT LINE Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Chippewa (probably) (Native American). Ball-headed War Club, early 19th century. Wood, pigment, 6 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 29 9/16 in. (16.5 × 8.9 × 75.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.83. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.83_bw_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 50.67.83_bw_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Ball-headed war club decorated with five incised black lines on the upper handle and carved scalloped forms painted black around the ball-head. The beveled sides of the handle are painted red, and the bottom is painted black. Ball and handle are ornamented with burned-file decorations. Condition: good.
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Chippewa (probably) (Native American). <em>Ball-headed War Club</em>, early 19th century. Wood, pigment, 6 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 29 9/16 in. (16.5 × 8.9 × 75.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.83. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.83_bw_SL1.jpg)