Three Aboriginal shields and a wood churinga
Lot 5420
Three Aboriginal shields and a wood churinga
Sold for US$ 2,115 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property of various owners
Four Aboriginal implements
Including three shields and a wood churinga, two of the shields from South Australia, both of ovoid form, the largest with bands of incised geometric patterns alternating with undecorated sections, a thick handle raised at back, the other with simple lines delineating panels of equal size on the front, more ornate patterning on the reverse, a raised loop handle; a parrying hardwood shield from West Australia, thickly cut in characteristic form, painted with dot patterns about sinuous banding, an in-cut loop handle at back; and a wood churinga, collected in Haast Bluff in the Northern Territories, etched with totemic imagery consisting of concentric circles and connecting bands, distinct on each side, rubbed in ochre pigment.
length 39 – 20in
See illustration

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