Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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prescription stick
  • unknown Potawatomi maker
  • prescription stick, circa 1865
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 25.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 10 1/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5810
Label Text

Rectangular piece of wood with a ridge down the middle of each side, resulting in a diamond-like cross-section. Plant-like designs are incised along the entire length of one edge and there are three incised along the other edge and possible markings of additional incising. The other side is also incised with plant-like designs along about half of one edge. Light brown.