Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Kaw (Kanza) peoples
  • mallet, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, rawhide, iron, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 31 x 15.5 x 10 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 6 1/8 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Katharyn Eads
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3871

The wooden mallet has a cylindrical head. One end has a rawhide cover nailed in place. There are incised lines around the head and two incised lines on the handle.