The Australian Rock Art Archive

TASSEL / BOOMERANG
This superimposition sequence involves a 1050mm (41ins) tall Tassel Bradshaw with three faint boomerang stencils from the earlier Irregular Infill Animal Period. Relatively few superimpositions involving Erudite and Archaic Epoch art have been discovered, and the deteriorated state of these ancient art forms invariably makes positive identification of the sequence an impossibility. Plan alignment portrayals of figures from the Tassel Bradshaw Group are scarce, and are usually shown with near vertical headdress. This figure is decked in some elaborate decorations, including Tasselled Cords suspended from the lower headdress, and long Tasselled Cord Armpit Decorations.
Bradshaw Period
Superimposition
Size (Length)
26ins (long boomerang)
43x19ins (figure)
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Bradshaw Paintings / Gwion Gwion Gallery Index
The Australian Rock Art Archive
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