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Artwork Birth of the New Moon : More about the painting

Birth of the New Moon - click to enlarge

In this northern Australian myth, the waning and eventual disappearance of the moon is explained by its bones falling into the ocean.

From here, each spent moon is transformed into a nautilus shell.

Detail: Birth of the New Moon - click to enlarge

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