Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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mudrkie (bone pointer)
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • mudrkie (bone pointer), late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Arnhem Land, Australia
  • bone, gum resin, hair
  • Object Length/Width: 14.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 11/16 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of James A. Sleeper
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3920

The straight, narrow bone is flattened in cross section. It has a ball of black resin at one end with black and white hairs in the resin. The other end is tapered.