Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spear thrower
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • spear thrower, late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, ivory?, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 46.5 x 8 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 18 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5841

Narrow board, nearly triangular. The pointed end is rounded with an ivory hook. Groove from hook to other end. Other end has a bone or ivory piece across the bottom. Notches on either side for a handlhold. Dark brown.