Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Native Arctic maker
  • knife, late 1800s–1975
  • ivory, yarn, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 25.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 1/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5016

The knife was carved from a single piece of ivory. There are distinct blade and handle shapes, but they are from a single piece. There is a small loop of red yarn at the end of the handle.