Ball headed war club of walnut with carved panther effigy. The panther is rare and a powerful warrior symbol that has different interpretations "He who kills with one blow" and "A powerful spirit that guides and protects". Noted on tags "from the Don Douglas Collection, Wisconsin," "rare ball headed war club with carved mountain lion on top. 1870s. From the Montana area." Missing original drops. Patina to spare.
PERIOD: 19th Century
SIZE: 22 1/2"L; Ball 2"D