Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • club, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: South Australia, Australia
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 58 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 22 13/16 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3715

The wooden club is shaped like a baseball bat. The larger portion is textured with parallel lines. There are two incised rings at the larger end and a wide band of crosshatching at the "handle" end.