Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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animal figure
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • animal figure, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6 x 6 x 55 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 21 5/8 in
  • Gift of James A. Sleeper
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3602

The animal figure resembles a lizard without legs or a snake with a very distended belly. The head is yellow with white eyes. The neck and tail are black. The area between is red, white and yellow stripes, in crosshatching. There are bands of red, yellow and white at either end of the striped segment.