Lot 32
  • 32

Jimmy Kerinaiua Working 1960s

7,000 - 10,000 GBP
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  • Jimmy Kerinaiua
  • Tapara (The Moon Man)
  • Natural earth pigments on carved Ironwood
  • 48cm high


Executed in Mandiimpu country, Southern Melville Island, circa 1960
Dorothy Bennett, c.1960
Wesfarmers Limited, Perth, acquired from the above in 1989
Sotheby’s, Aboriginal and Tribal Art, Sydney, 9 November, 1997,  “The Dorothy Bennett Collection of Aboriginal Art”, lot 44 (AU619)
Fiona Brockhoff, Melbourne


Open Air: Portraits in the Landscape, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 3 December 2008 - 1 March 2009

Catalogue Note

This sculpture was originally catalogued in the Dorothy Bennett Collection as being by Benedict Palmeiua Munkara. However, it bears no stylistic resemblance to any known sculptures by Munkara, and is by the same hand as two sculptures in the Lance Bennett Collection, identified as being created by Jimmy Kerinua.