Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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churinga
  • Australian Aboriginal peoples
  • churinga, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: SOUTHCENTRAL AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 20.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 8 1/16 x 1 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3915
Description

The small straight, flat piece of wood, is tapered at either end and incised with two sets of concentric circles and a "U" shape. It was rubbed with red pigment.