Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Northwest Coast or Native Arctic peoples
  • awl, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or Canada
  • ivory, metal, ink, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 12.7 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0587
Label Text

This ivory awl is incised with a series of bands, rubbed with ink. There is a metal cap at the blunted end.