The Australian Rock Art Archive

Forms of Dot Decoration and Dotted Line Decoration in the Erudite Epoch are most commonly observed on Tassel Bradshaws, Stylised Bradshaws and their associated figures. There appears to be quite distinct difference in these uses of dots, and both forms rarely survive on the same figure. This Stylised Bradshaw is a fine example of the Dotted Line Decoration, shown mounted from the headdress, waist and forearms. More intact examples suggest that these lines of dots are the surviving remnants of bichrome cords or ribbon-like appendages, of which the less stable main cord forms have vanished.
Bradshaw Period
Stylised Bradshaw Group
Size (Length)
250x180mm (10x7ins)
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Bradshaw Paintings / Gwion Gwion Gallery Index
The Australian Rock Art Archive
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