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Jul 10, 2024
Native American, possibly 19th century century, northeastern, the figural club in the shape of an open-mouthed head, with shell teeth and eyes, attached Eastern Walrus tooth spike and stone skull cracker, attached crucifix with a circa 18th century Catholic Apostle medallion, 21-1/2 in.
Provenance: Purchased at a maritime auction in Marseilles, France; Private Collection
Note: For further details about similar clubs, see attached letter from Dr. Talena Atfield, Curator of Eastern Ethnology, Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau QC
extensive overall wear and grime commensurate with age and use, crucifix with missing head.
Purchased at a maritime auction in Marseilles, France; Private Collection
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