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19th C. Australian Carved Wood Boomerang for Hunting

Oceania, Australia, Aboriginal peoples, ca. 19th to early 20th century CE. A hand-carved wooden boomerang meant for hunting rather than for display. The body is gently curved and ready to be thrown, widening at its curved center, its surface smoothed. Aboriginal peoples made tools and airfoil weaponry from a variety of different woods known for their high density, heavy weight, and sturdy construction. Size: 22.2" W x 1.95" H (56.4 cm x 5 cm)

Condition: Rich patina on surface. Two small holes drilled on the ends from displaying the piece.

Provenance: private Newport Beach, California, USA collection

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