Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bolo stone
  • North America or Asia
  • bolo stone, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: North America or Asia
  • stone, cloth, string, leather, metal
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 17 x 3.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 6 11/16 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Allen Phillips
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5742

The oval stone is covered in very dark leather. The ends of leather are gathered onto a bit of cloth. The cloth and leather combine into a tether wrapped with string. There is a metal ring at the loose end of the tether and a loop of string at the loose end of the tether.