Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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scraper handle
  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • scraper handle, late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Point Hope, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • bone, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 x 4 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 1/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Axel Towksjhea
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5845

Relatively short, rectangular piece of bone. It has a split on one end to accomodate a blade. Crossways marks on non-split end. Brown. No blade is present.