Two Australian Aborigine stone churingas
Lot 1435
Two Australian Aborigine stone churingas
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£1,300 - 1,900

Lot Details
Property of various owners
Two West Australia Aboriginal stone churingas
Each of flat oval form, the largest with a central motif of concentric circles surrounded by petal-like appendages, incised arches frame the top and bottom, the reverse in similar fashion, collected in the Warbarton Range; the other from Blackstone Community in the Western Desert, decorated on one side with a central spiral and smaller satellite spirals connected by linear incised pathways, the reverse with a somewhat similar design, both implements with ochre pigment rubbed into the incisions.
length 12 1/2 and 8 3/4in
See illustration

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Gifted to an Australian government worker after a Men's Business Ceremony, for the second
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