Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • boomerang, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Australia
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 47.5 x 5.5 cm width does not include curvature
    Object Length/Width: 18 11/16 x 2 1/8 in width does not include curvature
  • Gift of James A. Sleeper
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3695

The flattened and curved piece of wood has an animal at an angle, possibly a large emu-like bird. It has a long red neck with white and yellow lines, a white body and red wing decorated with yellow, white and black dots. There are bands of color (red, white, yellow and black) at either end with wavy lines and rows of dots.