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.
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.
Frank B. Bemis Fund