Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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child's digging stick
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • child's digging stick, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 62.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 5/8 x 1 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5315

The stick is flattened at both ends. One is more tapered than the other. It is brown.

This is a digging stick or club for young boys pretending to do adult work.