Red Ochre Stone

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Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Red Ochre Stone - Iron rich mudstone fragment with clear grinding striations present on at least one surface.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ochre
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Measurements
L55 x W41 x H16mm
Media/Materials description
Iron rich mudstone fragment
History and use
This red ochre stone was donated to the Queensland Museum in 1979. It has many lines, or striations, etched into the flat side, demonstrating where the stone has been ground down to form a powder. The powder is then wetted to make a paste which can be used in rock art or as body paint. Ochres come in many different colours, varying from white, through to yellow, orange and red. This ochre is likely from the Burnett River region.
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Registration number
QE22698

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