Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • coolamon, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: New South Wales, Australia
  • wood, pigment, wire, plant fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 58.5 x 20.5 x 18 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 23 1/16 x 8 1/16 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2854

The boat-like bowl is oval with a rounded bottom and deep sides. It is covered with red pigment and three concentric circles are created from the white dots on either end. It has a surface texture of parallel grooves. A very long crack has been repaired with wire and plant fiber string.