Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spinning top
  • unknown Urarina maker
  • spinning top, late 1800s–2002
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • wood, metal
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5107

The roughly carved conical wooden spinning top has a metal tip and a small cylindrical handle at the top. It is brown.

A palm fiber pull cord, which is not present, is used to make it spin.