Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • North or Central America
  • flesher, late 1800s–1980
  • antler, sinew, chert
  • Length/Width/Depth: 32 x 10.5 x 5 cm
    Length/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 4 1/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0470
Label Text

This is an "L" shaped handle made of a light-colored antler. The vertical portion of the "L" is cylindrical and straight except for the free end. It has many small longitudinal cracks. The crosspiece is flattened and tapers toward the end. There is a small chert blade hafted to the handle with sinew.