Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • throwing-stick, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Kimberly District, Western Australia, Australia
  • wood, gum resin, plant fiber, pigment, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 85.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 33 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3924

The long, flattened piece of wood is colored red. The flattened end has a constriction near the end that is wrapped with plant fiber. The tapered end has a ball of black resin with a small piece of wood forming a hook. It is colored red with large areas of white.