War Club, ca. 1880

  • Sioux, Native American

Stone, wood and beads

  • Framed: Overall: 24 × 3 × 3 7/8 inches (61 × 7.6 × 9.8 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.672

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Sioux
  • Beading (process)
  • Carving
  • Wood
  • Stone
  • Glass
  • Beads
  • Beadwork
  • Figures (representations)
  • Club (weapon)
  • South dakota
  • Head (animal or human component)

Provenance

Said to have belonged to Rain in the Face, a Sioux chief. Arthur Abraham. (Lynn Munger, dealer, Fremont, Indiana, USA); purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA); 1981-present, purchased 1981 by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Feder, N. Two Hundred Years of North American Indian Art. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, 1971, p. 77, no. 86 (ill.). Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London, 1992, cat. no. 188.

Rights Status

Sioux, Native American, War Club, ca. 1880, stone, wood and beads. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.672.