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Artwork Birth of the Opal : More about the painting

Birth of the Opal - click to enlarge

From South Australia's Andamooka area comes a myth of the descent of the Creator of the Dreamtime on a rainbow.

After giving the people laws by which to live their lives, he ascended on his rainbow, leaving the surrounding rocks all glistening with its colours and creating the first opals.

Detail: Birth of the Opal - click to enlarge

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