Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature bird spear
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • miniature bird spear, 1800s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, bone, carving, thread
  • Object Length/Width: 25 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 9 13/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0596
Label Text

This is a miniature wooden spear. The end with the larger diameter is pointed. There are three bone barbs affixed at midshaft with black thread.