The Australian Rock Art Archive

Section of a deteriorated discrete panel of at least nine Tassel Bradshaw Figures, ranging in height from 390mm (15ins) to 730mm (29ins). The alignments and associations of this group's typically left-facing figure is worthy of note, as discrete compositions depicting apparent scenes or activities are uncommon in Bradshaw Period art. The figures have their right arm hanging and the other raised to the elbow, with forearm arched above the head. This stance is most commonly encountered on classic forms of early Tassel Bradshaws, and is suggestive of some ceremonial or dance action. The meshed decorative item draped from each figure's shoulder is commonly associated with figures depicted in this kind of stance.
Bradshaw Period
Tassel Bradshaw Group
Size (Length)
730mm (29ins)
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Bradshaw Paintings / Gwion Gwion Gallery Index
The Australian Rock Art Archive
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