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Aboriginal Churinga

Australia

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Author

By (artist) Inconnu

Description

An exceptional stone Churinga, engraved with traditional motifs. The concentric circles sybolize the meeting points between the figures, represented by half-circles and one armed with a long line representing a baton or a lance. Pierced dots circumscribe the various motifs, tracing a labyrinth.

It is rare to encounter stone Churingas. The one in the André Breton collection is remarkable and in very good condition.

Bibliography

 Judith Ryan, Philipp Batty, Aux sources de la peinture aborigène Australie - Tjukurrtjanu, Musée du quai Branly, Paris, 2012.

Notice Artkhade

Creation datesd [circa 19e]
Physical description

Long : 18 cm (7 in.) - Pierre gravée, pigments ocre rouge

Place of origin
Size18,00 cm
Reference4561000
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 6102
Keywords, ,
CategoriesAustralie, Oceanian, Ppolynesian, Melanesian Art
Permanent linkhttps://www.andrebreton.fr/en/work/56600100575140
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