Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Tlingit peoples
  • copper, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States or British Columbia, Cana
  • copper, hammering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23 x 13 x 1.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 5 1/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5612

The sheet of copper is slightly convex. It has a raised "T" shape at one end, dividing the sheet into three portions. The top edge is rounded and wider and the top portion tapers steadily. The crossbar of the raised "T" is the bottom of the top portion. The bottom portion has a rounded edge, and the sides are straight. The vertical portion of the "T" divides the bottom portion equally.