Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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dance stick
  • Kiowa peoples
  • dance stick, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, brass, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 43 x 2 cm length includes shell
    Object Length/Diameter: 16 7/8 x 3/4 in length includes shell
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1114.a,b,c

The wooden cylinder has alternating bands of carved decoration, three bands of diamonds or two bands of oblique lines. The cylinder has components of a 53-caliber shell on either end.