Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • boomerang, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
  • wood, pigment, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 90.5 x 7.5 cm width does not include curvature
    Object Length/Width: 35 5/8 x 2 15/16 in width does not include curvature
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3704

The large flattened, curved piece of wood has tapered ends. It was rubbed with red pigment. There are wavy lines incised on the lengthwise axis of the convex surface. Circles are connected with lines on the flat surface.