AW19 Sacred Stone


Item #                 .AW19

Description      .Small Churinga collected by a bulldozer driver in the 1940’s in Central Australia probably during wartime upgrading of the Stuart Hwy from Darwin to Alice Springs. The piece has been broken and reglued but is still a pretty piece. This size churinga is a smaller hand held object that would of been part of a man’s personal collection of sacred objects. It has a detailed circular front and reverse with solid traces of pigment. A Churinga (of central Australia) is a very sacred object which represents the ancestral and the individual spirit of its owner. Each tribe is divided into totems related to animals, plants or objects, and the legends and relationship of each totemic group are recorded on the Churingas.

Size                      .13cm * 7cm (5″ * 3′)

Price                    USD$250

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