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Aboriginal Churinga


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By (artist) Inconnu


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.


 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
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 6102
Keywords, ,
CategoriesAustralie, Oceanian, Ppolynesian, Melanesian Art
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