Object photography

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Object description

  • Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) artist
  • Club, before 1936
  • Shell, bone, animal
  • British Columbia, Pacific Northwest Coast, Canada
  • L: 23 1/4 in, W: 2 3/4 in, D: 3/4 in (L: 59.1 cm, W: 7.0 cm, D: 1.9 cm)
  • Gift of the Heirs of George C. Stone, 1936
  • E21907


This club is made from either bone or ivory. There is a face at the end and on both sides of the blade with three grooves extending from the head to the handle. The pommel is carved to represent a stylized head with inlay of abalone. A twisted sinew cord is attached to the handle.