We believe this to be an old Native American hand carved dance stick. It was recently discovered in a NH attic and is absolutely fresh to the collectors market. Item appears to be made of one piece of hard wood which could be maple.It is possible the dog has a protruding piece which was fitted into the stick and then pinned in place. What leads us to believe this may be true is there appears to be the head of a wooden pin on one side of the dog. The buildup of paint where the dog meets the stick makes it difficult to discern if there is a joint or not. There is a painted marking on the handle which may be Native American writing. The top tooth of the carving which appears to represent a jawbone is chipped but otherwise no other damage or repairs to the wood is observed. The dog effigy still retains much of its original painted surface. Paint overall is very dry and has flaked off in some areas. Under close inspection this does look to be a very old Native American artifact.
Measurements are shown in the photos next to a ruler. We have tried to provide several close-up photos to show its wonderful original condition. Please see photos for further specifics.Review feedbacks for assuring references. No intentionally incomplete or misleading descriptions.
Will gladly return all feedbacks, generally within ten days. The item "Old NATIVE AMERICAN DANCE STICK Carved Jawbone with Dog Effigy ORIG. PAINT" is in sale since Tuesday, January 12, 2016.This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "daveaubert" and is located in Milton Mills, New Hampshire.
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