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

Said to have belonged to John Alderman (17th century) and sold by his descendants [see note]. By 1982, William Taylor (dealer), North Attleboro, MA; 1983, sold by William Taylor to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1983)

NOTE: According to the dealer at the time of the acquisition. This account has not been verified.

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund