bark painting
Culture, Origin: Ivan Namirrikki Namundja, b. 1961. 'Galbid' (rock wallaby), Indigenous Australian, language Gunwinggu, Location Marrkolidban.
Material: natural earth pigments on stringy bark (Eucalyptus tetradonya)
Dimensions: 62 x 26cm
Provenance: Private Collection, UK
Notes:Ivan Namudja is the son of Peter Maralwanga. Label verso for Maningrida Art sand Crafts.
slate churunga
RITUAL STONE, tjurunga
Culture, Origin: Aranda people, Central Australia
Material: green-grey schist, red ochre
Dimensions: 15cm H.
Provenance: Private Collection UK, Bonhams London
Price: POA
nail club
Culture, Origin: Aborigine, Queensland, Australia
Material: hardwood, iron
Dimensions: 90cm
Provenance: Private Collection UK
Literature/Notes: Small, slender throwing clubs with delicate parallel groves called waddy or nulla-nulla, are well-known artefacts from the subtropical rainforests of Queensland, and are relatively common. Those with curved ends are rare, and when ornamented with hand made iron farrier's nails, rarer still. This large and heavy fighting club has fine and lustrous patina, and is a superb example of this rare variant.
Price: POA
parrying shield
Culture, Origin: Aborigine, Murrumbidgee & Lachlan Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
Material: hardwood
Dimensions: 85cm H.
Provenance: Private Collection, UK
Price: POA

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