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Quirt, D43.648

Physical Description

Made of antler tine (elk horn - label). Irregular in shape with 2 'points' at each end. One end perforated and threaded with suede (hair attached in some places). One of the tine at opposite end also perforated (? For attachment whip thongs) 12cm from this end, main part of antler cut flat on each side and decorated with drawing pins. This end is decorated with incised lines, 1 elk and circles (made from drawing pins).

Provenance

From the Sargood Collection
Belonged to Henry, one of Chief Moses' scouts Henry

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 50 x 450 x 120mm

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