Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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meat cleaning stick
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • meat cleaning stick, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Australia
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 25 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 9 13/16 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of James A. Sleeper
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3914

The wooden stick is tapered at both ends and is slightly expanded in the middle. It has a spiral groove and is mostly light natural with a large brown spot.