Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Coast Salish or Native Alaskan peoples
  • awl, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska) United States or British Columbia, Canad
  • steel, ivory, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 11.5 x 1.3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 4 1/2 x 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0589
Label Text

This is a small awl with a conical metal point. The ivory handle is octagonal in cross section.