Native American (Algonkian)
Object Place: New England (Coastal)
2.86 x 23.18 cm (1 1/8 x 9 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metalwork; iron and wood
Not On View
European-made sword or knife blade with Algonkian wooden handle, carved with a narrow band of zigzag, outlined, under a knop end.
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.
Frank B. Bemis Fund