23.9 Australian Aborigine

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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. 

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. 

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. 

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.