Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wooden club
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • wooden club, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Victoria, Australia
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 43 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 16 7/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3724

The wooden club has a straight handle and a teardrop shaped head with a point at the end. The head is painted with black and yellow bands at the narrower end, and black and yellow vertical stripes at the wider portion of the head.