Ball-headed War Club
Arts of the Americas
early 19th century
6 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 29 9/16 in. (16.5 × 8.9 × 75.1 cm) (show scale)
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Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
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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)
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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.
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