Axe

Title:
Axe
Date: 
1700-1800; 20th century
Medium: 
Stone, wood, bark
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 28 x 9 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 71.1 x 24.1 cm )
Description: 
Axe consisting of old axe head (probably Native American) with modern wooden handle attached with thin strips of bark.
Object Number: 
X.187a
Gallery Label: 
The axe head on this axe appears to be old, but the handle and bark are more recent. Native Americans would have been more likely to use animal sinew to haft the axe head to the handle.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group