Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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reindeer bit
  • unknown Native Arctic maker
  • reindeer bit, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States or British Columbia, Cana
  • bone, buckskin, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 12.5 x 13 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 4 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5021

The semicircle of bone has notches cut on the concave side. It has a strip of bucksin to tie it on.