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**Originally Listed At $200**

Australia, Aboriginal culture, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A handmade, wooden bullroarer, with fine incised designs on both sides and original red ocher pigment. It is drilled through on one end for suspension. The bullroarer is an aerophone instrument that is central to the Australian Aboriginal culture. Traditionally bullroarers have been used in conjunction with didgeridoos in initiation ceremonies and in burials to ward off evil spirits and ill tidings. Bullroarers are regarded as the domain of secret male societies by some Aboriginal groups. Size: 2.1" W x 10.75" H (5.3 cm x 27.3 cm); 12.2" H (31 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Newport Beach, California, USA collection

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Light wear to surface including a few tiny nicks and scratches commensurate with age. Nice remaining pigment.

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Early 20th C. Australian Aboriginal Bull Roarer

Estimate $350 - $525Apr 29
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Louisville, CO, USA