Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • scraper, 1890s
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, metal, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 60.5 x 5.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 23 13/16 x 2 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5720

The long piece of wood is shaped like a flat dumbell, slightly curved at one end and flattened and a little wider at the other end. The flattened end has a small metal blade inserted in the end. It is lighter brown at the flat end and darker brown at the handle end.