- Museum number
Oval stone, belongs to ceremonial stick, representing the tongue of a kangaroo.
- Production date
- 1900-1912 (circa)
Length: 5.70 centimetres
Width: 4.50 centimetres
Depth: 3.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
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Oval stone, belongs to ceremonial stick and represents the tongue of a kangaroo.
(With reference to 46, 47, 48 also) "These three stones belong to three? painted ceremonial sticks; the large one represents the kangaroo's head, the middle size one the kangaroo's kidney and the other one the kangaroo's tongue. The small bag is what they are carried about in. Women are not allowed to see them."
Collected by H P Rogers, ornithologist, before 1914, in Australia.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1972-1982 23 Jun-28 Feb, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, The Aborigines of Australia
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register reads, for collection Oc1939,08: Collected by H P Rogers, ornithologist, before 1914, in Australia. However inspection of the original correspondence from Mathews reveals that this should be J P Rogers, who was Mathews' ornithological collector in Northern Australia.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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