Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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mudrkie (bone pointer)
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • mudrkie (bone pointer), late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: SOUTHCENTRAL Australia, Australia
  • bone, gum resin, human hair
  • Object Length/Width: 23.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 9 1/4 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3732

The nearly straight bone is pointed at one end. The other end has a mass of black resin. A cord of dark brown twisted human hair covers 2/3 of the shaft, leaving the pointed end bare.