Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Africa
  • knife, late 1800s–1950
  • wood, wire, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 30 x 3.5 cm width at knees
    Object Length/Width: 11 3/4 x 1 3/8 in width at knees
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0905

The wooden knife has a handle carved in the shape of a kneeling male figure with wire neckrings and a headdress.