Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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mudrkie (magic stick)
  • Australian Aboriginal peoples
  • mudrkie (magic stick), late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
  • wood, pigment, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 57 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 22 7/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3711

The long narrow piece of wood has curved ends. One surface is rounded the other is flat. The flat surface is decorated with a wavy line filled with parallel lines, rubbed with red pigment.