Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ayoreo peoples
  • shovel, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, carving, staining?
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 85.5 x 9 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 33 5/8 x 3 1/2 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5344

The long piece of wood is flattened in cross section. One end is wider and rectangular. The piece as a whole has a noticeable curvature. One side is black, the other side is mostly light natural.