The Australian Rock Art Archive

This 860mm (34ins) early Clothes Peg Figure is the largest example recorded in the rarely depicted profile dancing stance. Certain naturalistic silhouette attributes of the earlier Bradshaw Figures are still evident in the body and legs, while progressive schematisation is evident in the arms and shoulders. This Period witnesses the development of this distinctive form of fine parallel fingers with a shorter angled digit to either side. Interesting features include the forelock extension and the accompanying chin extension; reminiscent of false beard accessories favoured by Pharaohs in certain periods of ancient Egypt.
Clothes Peg Figure Period
Clothes Peg Figure Sub-Group
Size (Length)
860x360mm (34x14ins)
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Bradshaw Paintings / Gwion Gwion Gallery Index
The Australian Rock Art Archive
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