Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bone club
  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • bone club, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States?
  • walrus bone
  • Object Length/Width: 57.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 22 5/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5010

The club is made from bone, probably a walrus baculum, that is slightly curved. It is rounded at one end and flat at the other. Otherwise, it is unmodified.