Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ifugao or Negrito maker
  • atlatl, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • wood, staining, metal, plastic, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5.5 x 3 x 54 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 21 1/4 in
  • Gift of the Olga E. and Lt. Colonel Raymond H. Hollis family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3532

The length of wood is carved to resemble bamboo with joints. One end is tapered with a metal band. The other end is carved to resemble a dragon-like head with a beard and white plastic eyes.