Central Desert Region Churinga

Aboriginal

Central Desert, Australia

L64cm

DESCRIPTION

Decorated with incised circles, dots and lines on both sides with a red ochre wash.Used in secret male only ceremonies and initiation rights. The designs would relate to specific totems and totemic ancestors in the Dreamings as well as as physical attributions such as paths and campsites.


CONDITION

Very good condition, heat crack on back.

Provenance

Ex Uk Collection

DATE

19th Century

Dimensions

L64cm

PRICE

2200

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