Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • dagger, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bone, ivory, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 43.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 17 1/8 x 1 9/16 x 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5695

The dark metal dagger is pointed at both ends. There is a thin rectangle of bone attached near one end on both faces, as a handle. The bone is decorated around the perimeter with circles with a dot.