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Unusual Plains Wood and Metal Pipe Tomahawk, probably Cheyenne
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 28,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT
73
Unusual Plains Wood and Metal Pipe Tomahawk, probably Cheyenne
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 28,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Unusual Plains Wood and Metal Pipe Tomahawk, probably Cheyenne

of expanding oval section, pierced and strung with a quill-wrapped hide thong trimmed with brass hawk bells, surmounted by a steel head wrought from a re-purposed gun barrel, finely incised on one side with an equestrian figure holding a feathered lance, the other, with a buffalo and a kneeling figure holding a shield decorated with a morning star. 


length 24in.
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Catalogue Note

Blades with pictographic images are exceedingly rare. This is one of four that are known to exist, all of which were collected amongst the Cheyenne.

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