Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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unfinished bone barb
  • United States
  • unfinished bone barb, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bone, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 11.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 4 1/2 x 1 x 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4969

The short length of bone has one side that is the external surface and the other side is uneven, reflecting the structure of the bone, and the end is cut at an angle. The sides are nearly smooth.