The Australian Rock Art Archive

This northern Tassel Bradshaw displays a Pole Extension from the tip of its Acorn Headdress variation, which hangs vertically from a finely portrayed Round Head. Accoutrements include Pendulum Cord Armpit Decorations and miniature Triple Tassel features mounted from the elbow bands. The Looped Cord clutched in the left hand appears to be an artefact restricted to the north-eastern sector of the known Bradshaw area. Positioned in close alignment above the headdress is an oval Ceremonial Object, with four Triple Tassel Features mounted from extremities. This may serve a similar purpose of class or association identification as the small marsupials positioned in similar alignments.
Bradshaw Period
Tassel Bradshaw Group
Size (Length)
440x260mm (17x10 ins)
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Bradshaw Paintings / Gwion Gwion Gallery Index
The Australian Rock Art Archive
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