Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • didgeridoo, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Northern Territory, Australia
  • wood, pigment, plant fiber?, gum resin, paint, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 46 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 18 1/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3610

The slightly curved tube of wood is red-orange with black resin at each end. There are bands of black pigment at either end, separated by bands of orange or white textural material, possibly plant fiber.