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: 52 x 6 cm width does not include curvature
    Object Length/Width: 20 1/2 x 2 3/8 in width does not include curvature
  • Gift of James A. Sleeper
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3696

The flattened and curved piece of wood depicts a standing (or laying) human figure near the angle. It is black with white outlines and the torso is decorated with red and white. It has a band of red near one end that is decorated with white wavy lines and dots. There is a band of red and black at the other end, decorated with white zigzags, lines and dots.