Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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marghee stick
  • Australian Aboriginal peoples
  • marghee stick, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Northern Territory, Australia
  • wood, pigment, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 31 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 12 3/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3727
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Description

The cylindrical wooden rod is slightly tapered at the ends. It is decorated with incised circles and parallel lines between them in an erratic pattern. It was rubbed with red pigment.