Message stick

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Registration number
7677
Item name
Message stick 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > East Arnhem region > Yirrkala Mission
Map
Collector
Miss Audrey Fielding 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
by Miss Fleming 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Hard wood of a light brown colour, painted a darker brown colour. It is rectangular in shape however the lateral (horizontal ) edges are slightly rounded. On these edges are four sets of frou veritcal lines that have been etched into the wood. On both main faces of the object are etchings of various designs including cross hatching, and lines (both vertical and horizontal).

Length - 11.5cm, Width - 4cm

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