Knife

Native American (Algonkian)
1670–1700


Object Place: New England (Coastal)

Dimensions

2.86 x 23.18 cm (1 1/8 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.11

Medium or Technique

Metalwork; iron and wood

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, fishing

European-made sword or knife blade with Algonkian wooden handle, carved with a narrow band of zigzag, outlined, under a knop end.

Provenance

According to unverified tradition supplied by the dealer, William Taylor of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, this belonged to Alderman, a Native American of the late seventeenth century from Rhode Island, and descended in his family. Purchased by the Museum in 1983.

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund