Message stick

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Registration number
4757
Item name
Message stick 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Roper - McArthur region > Roper River
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
by Mr R. A. Ward 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

The object is a quite thick hardwood of a medium brown colour that has been painted dark brown. It is essentially rectangular however all of the edges slightly curved. There are etchings on both faces; cross harching. There are two small holes on the face that has 'rubbing' wear.

Length - 14cm
Width - 4cm (middle) 3.5cm (towards ends)

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