19th Century Aboriginal Churinga, Ex English Coll.L64cm

A lovely well carved 19th Century Churinga, Ex English Collection with incised circles and lines on both sides, dotted design on reverse, red ochre wash. Used in secret male only Aboriginal ceremonies and initiation rites. The designs would relate to specific totems and totemic ancestors in the Dreamings as well as physical attributions such as paths and campsites.
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