Weapons, pottery lead Heritage Auctions’ Ethnographic Art Auction

A rare Iroquois weapon from more than 200 years ago is among the items in highest demand at Heritage Auctions’ Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Auction June 25 in Dallas, Texas. The top lots in this sale of American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal art all come from private collections. An Iroquois Ball Head War Club ($60,000-80,000), circa 1800, is a beautiful hand-carved hardwood piece with fine brown patina, measuring 28 inches long. Tracing back to the Iroquois tribe that lived mostly in what is now western and northern New York, it is a solid weapon, not just a ceremonial item. “This is a beautiful weapon, and weapons are enormously popular with collectors, many of whom see them as the ultimate symbol of masculinity,” Heritage Auctions Senior Ethnographic Art Specialist Delia Sullivan said. “Ball