Tomahawk head

Native American (Unknown group)
about 1700–60


Object Place: New England (Coastal)

Dimensions

18.1 x 20.32 cm (7 1/8 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.33

Medium or Technique

Iron, wood

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Unclassified

Diamond-shaped point opposite blade; head wedged to fragment of wooden shaft.

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, gift of 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

Gift of William Taylor