Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sioux-Santee Ball Head War Club

Collection: Warnock
Item Number: WC8612011
Category: Club - Ball Head War Club
Region: Plains
Tribe: Sioux - Santee
Period: 1775-1800
Materials: Maple wood; iron spike; red pigment
Description: Ball head club with iron spike fitted into face of ball. Human figure (heavily damaged) is carved clinging to the back of the club and grasping the ball.
Dimensions: Length - 22.12 inches Width 5.5 inches Length - 56.2cm Width 14 cm
Provenance: Alexander Gallery Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.
Exhibitions: Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
References: Warnock, John and Marva, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 44

Copy and photos from Splendid Heritage.

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