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Tomahawk head

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Diamond-shaped point opposite blade; head wedged to fragment of wooden shaft.

Provenance

According to unverified tradition supplied by the donor, this was owned by Alderman, a Native American of the late seventeenth century from Rhode Island, and descended in his family; gift of William Taylor in 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of William Taylor

Native American (Unknown group), about 1700–60

Object Place

New England (Coastal)

Dimensions

18.1 x 20.32 cm (7 1/8 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.33

Medium or Technique

Iron, wood

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Unclassified