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
Note:
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
Provenance:
The Evatt Collection, Bonhams 24 November 2013 L 219
82 x 35.5 cm
Estimate $300-500
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