Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of clapsticks
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • pair of clapsticks, early 1940s
  • Where object was made: SOUTH-CENTRAL Australia, Australia
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Length/Width: a 42.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: a 16 3/4 x 1 3/8 in
    Object Length/Width: b 41.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: b 16 5/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3713.a,b

The pair of sticks have tapered ends. They are rubbed with red pigment, but are otherwise undecorated.