Walking-stick

Object Number: 
1934.55
Date: 
1880-1910
Medium: 
Wood, metal (probably brass)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 5/8 x 6 x 1 5/8 in. ( 87.9 x 15.2 x 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Wooden cane with straight shaft, carved elephant-shaped handle, and metal ferrule; shaft carved with turtles, birds, alligators, and human figures; painted red, yellow, green, and brown.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cane was thought to have been made by a Native American. However, various carved animals on the cane, such as the elephant and the alligator, suggest African origin or a maker of African descent.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Jane A. Catlin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group