Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Potawatomi peoples
  • rattle, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, rawhide, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 20 x 10 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6020
Label Text

The rattle has a globular rawhide head and a straight wooden handle. The head is painted yellow with a blue swastika on either side.