Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, lime, pigment
12 11/16 x 1 3/4 in. (32.2 x 4.5 cm) (show scale)
Labl on back reads "19."; handwritten in red and crossed out in red on back reads "34.146L"
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Gift of John W. Vandercook
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Bullroarer. Wood, lime, pigment, 12 11/16 x 1 3/4 in. (32.2 x 4.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of John W. Vandercook, 51.118.13. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 51.118.13.jpg)
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Object is a bullroarer, a small wooden slat attached to a string that makes a roaring noise when whirled. Incised carving infilled with lime covers one end and traces of pigment can be seen throughout.
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