Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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mudrkie (magic stick)
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • mudrkie (magic stick), late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
  • wood, pigment, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 46 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 18 1/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3710

The long, narrow piece of flat wood has pointed ends. The flat side is decorated with incised lines and circles, and rubbed with red pigment.