An Early and Fine Spearthrower, Western Australia length: 74cm

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Lot 7
An Early and Fine Spearthrower, Western Australia length: 74cm

Sold for AU$ 5,856 (US$ 4,540) inc. premium
An Early and Fine Spearthrower, Western Australia
carved and engraved hardwood, spinifex resin, kangaroo sinew
length: 74cm

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Kevin Clive Thompson collection, Victoria
    Sotheby's, Tribal Art and Aboriginal Paintings, Sydney, 19 November 1995, part of lot 30
    Private collection

    Kevin Clive Thompson lived in Victoria until World War II where he served in Papua New Guinea during the war. On returning to Australia he worked in the remote gold mines of Western Australia. His family believe that it was during this time that he began avidly collecting Aboriginal artefacts.
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