Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • throwing-stick, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Australia
  • wood, pigment, gum resin, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 87 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 34 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 in
  • Gift of James A. Sleeper
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3922

The long, flattened piece of wood is colored red. The flattened end has a constriction near the end and white dots. The tapered end has a ball of black resin with a small piece of wood forming a hook. The end of the stick and the black ball have white dots.