Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spear thrower
  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • spear thrower, mid 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • wood, bone, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 48 x 8.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 18 7/8 x 3 3/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0566
Label Text

This rectangular wooden board is tapered at one end. There is a hole in the center of the wider end, with a notch on either side. The notches do not line up and are intended as a handhold. The narrower end has a bone inset and hook that lines up with a groove down the center.