Artist North American, Native American
  • Pipe Tomahawk
Date ca. 1825
Medium wrought iron, steel, wood, silver and lead inlay
Dimensions Overall: 18 5/8 × 6 5/8 × 1 1/8 inches (47.3 × 16.8 × 2.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from Flint Ink Corporation
Accession Number 81.204
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
Not On View
Inscriptions Engraved in cartouche at top of blade: Ottoke
Name has also been scratched on middle silver band in handle.
private collection (Lexington, Kentucky, USA);
purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981];
purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA);
1981-present, purchased 1981 by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London: The Detroit Institute of Arts and University of Washington Press, 1992, cat. no. 149.

"Tomahawk Embellishments Old and New." MUZZLE BLASTS, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association members magazine,June 1970, p 9, (ill).

DIA BULLETIN, vol 62, no 1, 1986, p 5 (ill).

Pohrt, R.A., "Pipe Tomahawks from Michigan and the Great Lakes Area, DIA BULLETIN, vol 62, no 1, 1986, pp 54- 60, figs 2,3.