Birrikidji Gumana (circa 1898-1982) Untitled (Minhala, long necked tortoise)
AU$ 3,000 - 5,000
US$ 2,800 - 4,700
Sydney, Byron Kennedy Hall
28 May 2012 19:45 EST
Birrikidji Gumana (circa 1898-1982)
Untitled (Minhala, long necked tortoise)
natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
Painted at Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land in the early 1950s
Private collection of the late Leonhard Adam
Museum of Ethnography at the University of Bonn, Germany, from the late 1950s - 1993
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, United Kingdom, 1994 2011
The painting depicts the fish trap that is set up across the river at the site of Gangan. The design is also associated with Minhala the ancestral long necked tortoise.
Bonhams would like to thank Dr Howard Morphy for assisting in identifying the subject matter of this bark.
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