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Culture:Native American; American Indian
Title:Axe head
Place Made:North America; United States; Virginia; Fredericksburg
Measurements:Overall: 2 1/4 in x 4 in x 1 in; 5.715 cm x 10.16 cm x 2.54 cm
Narrative Inscription:  In white lettering: "Indian Tomahawk, Fredericksburg, VA"
Accession Number:  MH 50.F
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

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Rough brown axe-head, heavily chipped and slightly indented on both sides.

ancient; archaeology; Native American; indigenous people

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