Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • boomerang, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Australia
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 75 x 28 cm
    Object Length/Width: 29 1/2 x 11 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3720

The long and flat, slightly curved piece of wood has a projection at one end, like a "7." The flat side has shallow parallel grooves along the long axis. It was rubbed with red pigment, though only a small amount remains.