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Presentation Iroquois Skeleton and Skull War Club

Price:   $2800

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A one-of-a-kind museum-quality Ball War Club, carved from a 6" diameter eucalyptus branch, and based on a magnificent piece attributed to the Oneida Tribe. The original piece is dated to the 19th century, and can be seen here:
https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/60/1325/iroquois-war-club-attributed-to-the-oneida-tribe-of-kanowalohar 

The club was carved along the heartwood core of the branch, and is very dense. The fingers are separated, and the skull is surrounded by open-work. Like the original, the teeth were individually carved and attached. And like the original, one of the teeth is missing. A forged 2.75" steel spike extends from the pommel.

Several layers of stains were applied and rubbed out to create the warm, worn finish. Finally, several coats of oil were applied.

The handle is wrapped in deerskin secured with brass tacks. Tacks also decorate the pommel. 

The club is 23” long. The skull forms a striking ball approximately 4" diameter.


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