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A long wooden club with the head of a human figure carved, right side up, at its ball end
A long wooden club with the head of a human figure carved, up side down, at its ball end

Figural Ball Club

Northeastern Woodlands
Likely Delaware

late 17th /early 18th century

wood, vermillion paint

height: 21"

Inventory # CW4314-120

Please contact the gallery for more information.


PROVENANCE

Sotheby's, London, November 30, 1981, lot 192 
Eugene Chesrow, Chicago, IL
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, ON
Private collection, Toronto, ON

Exhibited

Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio, “Turkey River: Native American Art of the Ohio Country”, August 22 to October 26, 2003

Published

Turkey River: Native American Art of the Ohio Country. Canton: Canton Museum of Art, 2003, pg. 9

Related Examples

​Coe, Ralph T. Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art. Kansas City: Nelson Gallery of Art, 1977, pg. 82

Feder, Norman. American Indian Art (shorter edition). New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1973, pl. 222

Furst, Peter T. and Jill Leslie.  North American Indian Art.  New York: Rizzoli, 1982, pg. 227