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Ceremonial Baton

1958 or Before

10 in. (25.4 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2004.2.28
Geography: Oceania, Australia, approx. 450 miles inland east of Perth Western Australia
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts
Culture/Nationality: Pintinjarra tribe

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  • Australian Aboriginal - Describes the culture and style of the original inhabitants of Australia and their descendants. Traditional art forms are currently produced in most regions, but many contemporary Aboriginal artists, influenced by globalization, have begun to utilize a variety of media.
  • batons - Staffs, clubs, or truncheons carried as symbols of office or authority or used as weapons.
  • ceremonial objects - Refers broadly to articles associated with or used in the context of a ceremony, which includes formal acts conducted elaborately, solemnly, and as prescribed by the ritual or protocol of religious, state, court, social, or tribal procedure.
  • Oceanic - Cultures and styles of various regions in Oceania, comprising islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean (generally excluding Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines), but including Australia.
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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