Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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boomerang
  • Australian Aboriginal peoples
  • boomerang, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Australia
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 69 x 18 cm
    Object Length/Width: 27 1/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3721
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Description

The long and flat, slightly curved piece of wood has a projection at one end, like a "7." The flat side has shallow parallel grooves along the long axis. It was rubbed with red pigment, though only a small amount remains. It has sporadic burn marks.