Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
Found under the floorboards in a structure connecting a house and barn in the town of Penobscot, this may have been a shaman's ceremonial club.
It represents an early style of rootclub in which the wood was stained, not painted.
About This Item
- Title: Miniature rootclub, ca. 1850
- Creation Date: circa 1850
- Subject Date: circa 1850
- Town: Penobscot
- County: Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Wood
- Local Code: HM 2528
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Ceremonial objects
- Indian art--North America
- Indians of North America--Maine--Antiquities
- Penobscot art
- Penobscot Indians
- Wood carving
For more information about this item, contact:Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
5746 Maine Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469
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