About this object

History of use

For ceremonial dance. Either Arawak or Carib provenance?

Physical description

One piece wand with pointed end of shaft that swells then flares abruptly to blunt end. From here, shaft continues to large paddle-shape whose squared tip has single flange around circumference and perforated hole through thickness. Museum label on end surface. Dark brown patina. Chipped on edges and at flare of shaft.