Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spinning top
  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • spinning top, late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Point Hope, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • wood, bone
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 7.5 x 7 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Axel Towksjhea
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6057

The short wooden shaft is slightly larger at one end than the other. There is a dome shaped brown bone disc toward the larger end of the shaft.