Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • didgeridoo, circa 1940
  • Where object was made: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 95 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 37 3/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of James A. Sleeper
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3594
Label Text

The long wooden tube has a very slight "S" curvature. It has a lizard, identified as a goanna lizard, on either side with red, black yellow and white stripes on the back of his body. The head and tail are white with red stripes. There are two sets of two yellow and white bands. The field consists of diagonal lines of yellow, red and white, done in cross hatching. There is solid black at either end.