Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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nose bone
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • nose bone, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
  • bone, gum resin
  • Object Length/Width: 13.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 5/16 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, Metal Drawer 3
  • 2007.3730

This is a nearly straight, cylindrical portion of bone, though it does have a more triangular cross section at one end. The ends are filled with black resin.