Battle mace, circa 1870 (Teton Dakota)

Mazza da battaglia, 1870 circa (Teton Dakota)

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Polished siliceous stone, dehusked wood, tanned leather


C.A. 498


Donation of Missioni Cattoliche Americane, 1893

Two-pointed battle mace (commonly called "skull-splitter"); it was used in hand-to-hand combat even after the appearance of firearms, as a symbol of bravery and bravery.
Polished silica stone, decorticated wood, tanned leather applied still wet because drying contracts forming a single body between stone and handle