Lot 77 - The Todd Barlin Collection Part III Oceanic Art - Sale as0569

Lot 77
Dick Ngulmarmar
(1911-1979) Language: Ganalbingu
Gurramatji Ceremony c.1968, painted Milingimbi, NT
Ochre on bark
Painted by one of the oldest traditional artists of Arnhem Land.
Gurramatji Ceremony represents the opening of the wet season, the design depicts magpie geese & waterlilies of the billabongs. The habits of the birds are re-enacted through song & dance during the ceremony. The men performing the ceremony are clad in fine feathers from the geese & new born babies are blessed with the first laid eggs of the wet season
The Evatt Collection, Bonhams 24 November 2013 L 219
82 x 35.5 cm
Estimate $300-500

Sold for $400

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