Pipe tomahawk (pipe axe), 1860 - 1870 circa (Teton Dakota)

Pipe tomahawk (ascia-pipa), 1860 – 1870 circa (Teton Dakota)

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Engraved and punched iron (made by white blacksmiths), decorticated and perforated wood (made by the Natives), leather

Location:

C.A. 509

Provenance:

Bequest Cap. E.A.D’Albertis, 1932

Pipe tomahawk (pipe axe). Used in its dual function: as a ceremonial pipe and as a combat axe