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Artefact of the day 9/8

August 10, 2012

The artefact of the day is a shaft wrench, which is a tool used in straightening arrow shafts. It is made from caribou antler; the arrow shaft goes through the hole. In this case both sides has a simple but graphically powerful decoration inscribed around the hole. One side features a sylized human figure with arms thrust in the air in apparent alarm with the hole going through the middle of the stick figure’s body. The other side is a human eye, with the hole in the wrench forming the pupil of the eye.


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