Lot 76 - The Todd Barlin Collection Part III Oceanic Art - Sale as0569

 
Lot 76
Manuwa
(1917-1979)
Sacred Fish in Banyan Creek c.1965
Ochre on bark
'Mauwa. (sic) N.E.Arnhem Land, this is the sacred totem of the artist, and is found in a creek in his birthplace. He cannot eat the flesh of fish, & it distresses him to see others eating it, although he accepts it is because man has to live" label verso
Provenance:
Dorothy Bennet Collection
37.5 x 75 cm
Estimate $300-500

Sold for $260

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