Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • boomerang, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Northern Territory, Australia
  • wood, pigment, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 115 x 8 cm width does not include curvature
    Object Length/Width: 45 1/4 x 3 1/8 in width does not include curvature
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3703

The large, slightly curved piece of wood has tapered ends. The convex surface is incised with rows of oval-like designs and lines. The surface is rubbed with red pigment.