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Auction Closes At: 18:02:00 12/13/2021
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 242. Penobscot Root Club
Estimate: $1,500-$2,500
Current High Bid: $750.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $750.00

Category: Ethnographic and Tribal Art
Sub Category: Native American (North America and Eskimo)
Culture or Country: Maine.
Period: Ca. 1870’s-1890’s.
Size: 12”L.

Description: Carved from a small birch tree, uprooted and turned on end, root clubs were a tradition of the Maine Indian Penobscot and Passamaquoddy tribes. Originally carried as a weapon, though sometimes made for ceremonial use. With great form, and patina, this particular example dates within the last quarter of the 19th century. The carved face has exceptional folk qualities. The Penobscot became part of the Wabanaki Confederacy, an alliance of Native American people that included the Passamaquoddy, Micmac (Mi’kmaq), Abenaki, and Maliseet Indians, who occupied Maine and parts of Canada. The name Wabanaki means “People of the First Light” or “People of the Dawnland,” referring to the fact that they lived where the sun rose on North America. Intact, overall exc. cond.
Provenance: NYC collection; ex. Merton Simpson. Purchased at Parke Bernet.
Shipping Fee:
National: $26.00
International: $125.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).
   




Penobscot Root Club

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. CROSS $750.00 1 12/13/2021 5:55:39 PM

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