Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Mexico
  • spindle, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 23.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 9 1/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3522

The wooden rod has a knob at one end. The knob is decorated with vertical incised lines and is painted black with red bands. There are ridges and grooves above the knob and three free rings. There is a small knob at the other end. The shaft is decorated with three narrow black bands.