43: Nuu-chah-nulth Carved Whale Bone Club
Nuu-chah-nulth Carved Whale Bone Club
Carved on both sides with avian motif on handle and humanoid figure on blade; red pigment decorates incised lines and small pieces of abalone and glass augment figures, total length 22.5 in.
For similar examples see:
Kaeppler, Adrienne L. 1978 Artificial Curiosities: An Exposition of Native Manufactures Collected on the Three Pacific Voyages of Captain James Cook, R.N. (p 257-258).
Kirk, Ruth. 1986Tradition and Change on the Northwest Coast: The Makah, Nuu-chah-nulth, Southern Kwakiutl and Nuxalk (p 148).
Some inlay missing; repair on handle.