Unknown Artist
A Large, Finely Engraved Hunting & Ceremonial Boomerang, from North Western New South Wales or Southern Queensland, late 19th Century, or early 20th Century

late 19th Century, or early 20th Century
Of bi-convex section with sharpened ends, the face engraved with a fine and sinuous design, possibly representing the course of a river system.
old dark chocolate brown patina
81 cm long x 5.5 cm wide
$10,800 sold as part of trio

**Please note this Hunting & Ceremonial Boomerang is sold in a group of three with a Nulla Nulla and a Hunting Boomerang. Purchase the trio HERE.

Provenance
Private collection, New South Wales

This handmade object, of some age and great beauty, had two lives. One being a hunter’s weapon, designed to specifically bring down large game on the hop. The other being ceremonial, as a finely carved men’s object used in ceremony, for men’s eyes only. A fine and important example of an Indigenous artefact that is prized on many levels.

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