Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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scraping board
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • scraping board, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • whale bone, wood
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 39 x 35.5 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 15 3/8 x 14 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6090

The trapezoidal bone piece has a raised panel on the wider end of the trapezoid. There are two wooden pegs inserted into the raised panel. The top surface of the raised panel is smooth, the lower panel has the irregular surface of spongy bone. It is light colored.