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Bailer, before 1899

  • Aborigine, Australian


  • Overall: 4 1/2 × 16 3/4 × 6 1/4 inches (11.4 × 42.5 × 15.9 cm)

Gift of Frederick Stearns



Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

Marked, sticker on object: B-118 - Bailer | [Deleted: Shield] boat shaped carved from hard wood by the natives Warrego River, Queensland

Inscribed, painted on object: 4-185-16509 1-.22 Warego Riv Queensland

Frederick Stearns [1831-1907]

1890-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Aborigine, Australian, Bailer, before 1899, wood. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Frederick Stearns, 99.5B118.