A Fine 19th Century Lil Lil Club and Boomerang, North Western New South Wales
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A Fine 19th Century Lil Lil Club and Boomerang, North Western New South Wales
Sold for AU$ 4,320 (US$ 3,533) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Fine 19th Century Lil Lil Club and Boomerang, North Western New South Wales
carved hardwood; white pigment, carved and engraved hardwood
Heights: 67.5cm and 71cm

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Collected in western New South Wales during the 1890s
    Thence by descent

    Cf. For a related example of a lil lil club see Howard Morphy, Aboriginal Art, New York: Phaidon Press, pp.333-334. For a similar example of a boomerang see Phillip Jones, Boomerang: Behind an Australian Icon, Kent Town: Wakefield Press, 1996, p.93. Jones states,'Here the carver has achieved a fluid symmetry with these sinuous designs highlighted with pipeclay. The designs may represent the travels of a Dreaming Ancestor or the course of a river system' (ibid, p.93).
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