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Engraved Bull Stone, River Rock Art, Aurochs

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Aurochs bull engraving, river stone rock art.

This permanently engraved, naturally smoothed stone comes from the mysterious Wapona Kira Archaeological site. The location of Wapona Kira was kept secret at first to prevent looting of the unusual stone art originally found there. Now the location is kept secret to protect the ancient lifestyle of the Brijoli people.

When archaeologists first arrived in the area now known as Wapona Kira, the as-yet unknown people who called themselves Brijoli still lived there in secrecy. The Brijoli avoided the strange newcomers and remained hidden to observe these intruders who had come, unbidden, to their ancestral home. The Brijoli were greatly amused by the scientists' elaborate and meticulously careful efforts to dig up their old stones so, while the scientists slept, the Brijoli began to plant new stone art in the pits for the scientists to "find" each day.

According to Brijoli history, sky fire (lightning) struck the tallest mountain, breaking loose the very tip of its highest peak. That fractured stone landed in a stream which plummeted down the side of the mountain and into a massive river. Tumbled and somewhat smoothed by its long, bumpy trip, the stone washed ashore just before the river roared over a cliff and fell into the sea. Damp from the water but drying in the breeze and warmed by the rising sun, the stone suddenly inhaled and became a man, the first Brijola! Many years later, old and so very tired, that man laid down by the shore of that same river, breathed his last, and again became a stone, rounded and smoothed by a long and fascinating life. It is said that the "bull totem" the man had tattooed onto his skin remained as a pecked image on that stone, thus starting the Brijoli custom of stone art.

This particular stone has a depiction of what is said to be the "bull totem" of the first Brijola. No paints or pigments are used. The image was created by a pecking process. Pecking is an amazingly simple yet arduous procedure requiring thousands of precision surface fractures to permanently create this lightly textured and colored symbol of power and virility.

The weathered dark grey stone was chosen for its color, smooth texture, shape and size. This particular stone is a comfortable size, sits nicely in the palm of your hand, and feels good against your skin. Perfect to display in a man cave, on your desk (a fascinating paperweight), table, window sill or shelf. Keep a magnifying glass next to the stone so visitors can inspect the fine details!

Your stone has been packed in archaeologist's excelsior and "crated" at the original Wapona Kira Archaeological site. This original, unique "crate" has markings indicating that it has been transshipped through Egypt, France, Russia and Germany to help preserve the secrecy of the site's location, and it will be shipped to you from a location somewhere in the United States.

Ships Priority Mail within the US with a tracking number provided, allowing you to monitor the crate on the final leg of its journey to your door. If you prefer Parcel Post, convo before purchasing for revised shipping cost. First class is used for Canadian destinations.

Engraved Bull Stone, River Rock Art, Aurochs


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: river rock, river stone, natural stone, beach stone, smooth stone, smooth rock, rock, stone, beach pebble
  • Only ships within United States.
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