Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • knife, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wood, metal, turquoise, stamping, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 56.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 22 1/4 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5807

Large knife with a wooden handle and straight metal blade. Convex silver colored metal disc on each side of the handle decorated with a stylized face, identified as sun katsina, and small chunk or turquoise below.