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Spirit face rootclub, ca. 1900

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

Rootclubs, carved by Native Peoples, first were used as weapons, then became emblems of power and authority.

Rootclubs now are art forms. The spirit face suggests that this club was intended for spiritual or ceremonial purposes.

Other Information


  • Title: Spirit face rootclub, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Local Code: HM 7109
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
5746 Maine Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-1902
http://www.umaine.edu/hudsonmuseum/

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