23.9 Australian Aborigine

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CHURINGA OF PAPATJOKURPA OF LURITJA TRIBE| MS 4629
Created on: 12 February 2014

MS in Aranda on green chist stone, Too Loo La Maounm Oonja, Central Australia, before 1800, 1 oval churinga, 52x18 cm, aboriginal symbols incised with an incisor tooth of an opossum, rubbed with grease and ochre during the ceremonies, the ochre still sticking in the grooves. 

CHURINGA: WAVY PARALLEL LINES LINKING CONCENTRIC CIRCLES REPRESENTING WATERHOLES | MS 4467
Created on: 12 February 2014

MS in Aborigine tribal language on grey stone, Northern Territories, Australia, very early, before 1800, 1 boatshaped churinga, 37x12x1 cm, patterns incised with a incisor tooth of an opossum, and rubbed with grease and red ochre during the ceremonies, the ochre still sticks in the groves. 

CYLCON (YURDA) 2 | MS 5087/10
Created on: 12 February 2014

MS on chalk-like stone, New South Wales, Australia, ca. 20000-3000 BC, 1 oval-conical cylcon concave base, 12,2xdiam.4,2 cm, 3 central arrows pointing forwards, parallel lines in 5 longitudinal series of 7-8 lines each, 4 circumferential rings round apex, 17 short longitudinal incisions around base. 

CYLCON (YURDA) 1 | MS 5082
Created on: 12 February 2014

MS on hard silcrete, High Glen Lyon, Western New South Wales, Australia, ca. 20000-3000 BC, 1 oval-conical cylcon, 32x8x5 cm, incised with longitudinal lines and 4 series of 7+6+9+12 short parallel transverse lines, concave base.