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19 th – 20 th Century
Size : A 46 cm long , 7 cm wide – 18 ins long , 2¾ ins wide
B 39 cm long , 6.5 cm wide – 15¼ ins long , 2½ ins wide
The linear incisions on their surfaces most probably refer to myths , maps of the heavens and the landscape , plants , animals and their tracks , but without direct information from it's original owner it is impossible to accurately interpret .
To quote Frederick McCarthy ( Australian Aboriginal Decorative Art 1958 page ; 29 )
'concentric circles usually represent the principle feature of the myth portrayed such as the spiritual ancestor , places where he camped , went into or came out of the ground , distributed spirit children , waged battle with an enemy or rival and so on . On one Tjuriga they represent a frog , on others , a tree , a waterhole , or other totem ….' .
|Height||46.00 cm||(18.11 inches)|