Lot 35
  • 35

Aurangnamirri Wommatakimmi (Young Brook) circa 1920-1973

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • AURANGNAMIRRI WOMMATAKIMMI (YOUNG BROOK)
  • Tapara, The Moon Man
  • Natural earth pigments on carved ironwood 
  • 41cm high

Provenance

Executed at Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, circa 1960
Dorothy Bennett Private Collection, Sydney
Acquired from the above in 1981
Sotheby’s, Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 9 July, 2001, lot 25 (AU648)
Fiona Brockhoff, Melbourne

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Literature

Jennifer Isaacs, Tiwi Art/History/Culture, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2012, p. 29, illus.

Cf. For a closely related figure of Tapara by Cardo Kerinua see Lance Bennett, Art of the Dreamtime: The Dorothy Bennett Collection of Australian Aboriginal Art, Kodansha, Tokyo, 1969, p. 144

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