JCB Archive of Early American Images
JCB call number:
Tomahawk & Bow.
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Place image published:
plate; vol. , following p. ccxxxviii 
Image dimension height:
21.6 cm. (platemark)
Image dimension width:
16.5 cm. (platemark)
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A bow made of bone shown from both sides and a tomahawk on which is carved a human face. On the bow are depicted elk, reindeer, dogs, walrus, seals, whales, and birds.
Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798
[Arctic zoology] Introduction to the Arctic zoology.
Source place of publication:
Printed for Robert Faulder, New Bond Street.
Text notes that the author had these items "brought by the navigators from this side of North America" and engraved. The tomahawk is from Nootka Sound and is made of wood, stone, human scalp, and human and other teeth. It is called a Taaweesh or Tsuskeah. Nootka Sound is on the west coast of Vancouver Island, present-day British Columbia. Thomas Pennant was a Welsh naturalist and antiquary. Peter Mazell was a British engraver of flowers and animals.
Acquired in 1967.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
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