Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • awl, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • bone, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 9 x 0.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 3 1/2 x 3/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4981

The bone awl has a point at one end and an oval knob at the opposite end. Four ridges separate the knob from the shaft.