The Australian Rock Art Archive

A sadly deteriorated discrete panel of a face-to-face pair of polychrome figures arranged in what appears to be an elegant dancing or ceremonial alignment. Their bodies and legs incorporate the curvaceous form characteristic of the late Bradshaw Period but the consistent width, straight, bichrome arms are traits of the following Clothes Peg Figure Period. Forehand/face bands and exaggerated Busby Headdress are traits common to the more static later schematised Clothes Peg Figures. Accoutrements include a waistband mounted sash variation and a hand held Whisk. Missing sections accompanying the identifiable red and yellow colours suggest the original applications were polychrome.
Clothes Peg Figure Period
Transitionary Figures
Size (Length)
15x8ins (left figure)
12x9ins (right figure)
Painting Details
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Bradshaw Paintings / Gwion Gwion Gallery Index
The Australian Rock Art Archive
Australia Rock Art Bradshaw Paintings Kimberley Gwion Gwion