An Aboriginal wood churinga
Lot 5421
An Aboriginal wood churinga
Sold for US$ 2,643 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property of various owners
An Aboriginal wood churinga
Central Australia, the lengthy wood implement of ovoid form, mostly flat on one side and slightly domed on the reverse, worked in an allover pattern on both sides of complementary diamonds, concentric circles and irregular forms, all created through grooved patterning and dotted bands, an ochre wash throughout.
length 56 1/4in
See illustration

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Collected in the 1930’s at Hermannsberg Mission, near Alice Springs.
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