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Killer Whale Club

Killer Whale Club

late 1800s-early 1900s

Carved wood

Figure: 10.5 x 4 cm (4 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Gift of W. A. Price 1921.1580

Description

Marine and river resources were crucial on the Northwest Coast-particularly salmon, a staple food, and fur-bearing sea otters and seals, the latter valued for their meat, blubber, and skin. The clubs used to kill otters and seals are often carved to represent such marine predators as the sea lion or the killer whale.

See also
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Wood
Medium: 
Carved wood
Credit line: 
Gift of W. A. Price

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