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Auction Description for Theodore Bruce: Aboriginal, Oceanic and Tribal Arts
Viewing Notes:
On view in the rooms: Thursday 14 6pm - 8pm Friday 15 11am - 4pm Saturday 11am - 4pm Sunday 10am - 4pm Monday by appointment

Aboriginal, Oceanic and Tribal Arts

(245 Lots)

by Theodore Bruce

Platinum House

245 lots with images

November 18, 2013

Live Auction

6 Ralph Street

Alexandria

Sydney, 2015 Australia

Phone: +61 (0)2 8212 4100

Email: info.nsw@theodorebruceauctions.com.au

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Three baskets and a dilly bag 38cm (largest diameter)

Lot 1001: Three baskets and a dilly bag 38cm (largest diameter)

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Description: Three baskets and a dilly bag 38cm (largest diameter)

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Headdress, 'Judge's Wig', Wahgi Valley, PNG Highlands 87cm

Lot 1002: Headdress, 'Judge's Wig', Wahgi Valley, PNG Highlands 87cm

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Description: Headdress, 'Judge's Wig', Wahgi Valley, PNG Highlands 87cm

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Large Yam Mask, Abelam 52cm

Lot 1003: Large Yam Mask, Abelam 52cm

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Description: Large Yam Mask, Abelam 52cm

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Stone axe, PNG Highlands 50cm

Lot 1004: Stone axe, PNG Highlands 50cm

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Description: Stone axe, PNG Highlands 50cm

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Large Ceremonial Tapa Dance Cloak, Okapa, EHP 130cm

Lot 1005: Large Ceremonial Tapa Dance Cloak, Okapa, EHP 130cm

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Description: Large Ceremonial Tapa Dance Cloak, Okapa, EHP 130cm

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A Good New Britain Shield Sulka/Mengan. Mid 20th Century

Lot 1006: A Good New Britain Shield Sulka/Mengan. Mid 20th Century

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Description: A Good New Britain Shield Sulka/Mengan. Mid 20th Century Provenance: Private Collection Queensland 123 x 26cm

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A Good Example Of A Clam Shell Disc Used As Currency 17cm

Lot 1007: A Good Example Of A Clam Shell Disc Used As Currency 17cm

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Description: A Good Example Of A Clam Shell Disc Used As Currency Solomon Islands 19th Century 17cm Private Collection Avalon, NSW

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A Wuvulu Island Breadfruit Splitter Axe

Lot 1008: A Wuvulu Island Breadfruit Splitter Axe " Tigo" 27 cms

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Description: A Wuvulu Island Breadfruit Splitter Axe " Tigo" Manus Island, Province New Guinea 27 cms Turtle Carapace and wood

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An Expressive Yena Carving 92cm

Lot 1009: An Expressive Yena Carving 92cm

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Description: An Expressive Yena Carving Kwoma people, Upper Sepik River, New Guinea 92cm Collected in the 1960's

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An Early Bark Belt

Lot 1010: An Early Bark Belt

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Description: An Early Bark Belt Papuan Gulf New Guinea Late 19th/ Early 20th Century Kingswood School, Bath UK

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A Fine Pair Of 19th Century Engraved Coconut Cups

Lot 1011: A Fine Pair Of 19th Century Engraved Coconut Cups

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Description: A Fine Pair Of 19th Century Engraved Coconut Cups Middle Sepik Region, New Guinea Ex. Dr Leonard Warnock, Sydney

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A Fijian Cannibal Fork (Culanibokolo) 30cm

Lot 1012: A Fijian Cannibal Fork (Culanibokolo) 30cm

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Description: A Fijian Cannibal Fork (Culanibokolo) 19th Century Used only by chiefs and priests, a rare original example. 30cm Found in an antique shop in Wagga, NSW ex Melbourne collection

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Burial Canoe Fragment 46 x 32cm

Lot 1013: Burial Canoe Fragment 46 x 32cm

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Description: Burial Canoe Fragment This piece is believed to have been used as a burial canoe and not a model canoe. Due to the size and weathering, it is possibly patterned after an elaborate war canoe piece in Hamilton. 46 x 32cm

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An Era River 'Gope' Board 122cm

Lot 1014: An Era River 'Gope' Board 122cm

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Description: An Era River 'Gope' Board A rare variation depicting a second head atop the board Papuan Gulf, New Guinea 122cm Dr. K. Nibbrig, University of Medicine, Vienna Austria

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An Ancestral Female Figure 37cm

Lot 1015: An Ancestral Female Figure 37cm

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Description: An Ancestral Female Figure Massim Region New Guinea 37cm Masterfully carved resembling the style of Mutuagua

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A Large Example Of A 'Bioma

Lot 1016: A Large Example Of A 'Bioma" Figure 98cm

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Description: A Large Example Of A 'Bioma" Figure Era River Region, Papuan Gulf New Guinea 98cm Wood Ochre's and lime

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A Small Papuan Gulf Bullroarer 34cm

Lot 1017: A Small Papuan Gulf Bullroarer 34cm

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Description: A Small Papuan Gulf Bullroarer Era River Region, Papuan Gulf New Guinea 34cm Private Collection Munich, Germany

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A Rare And Old Naga Figure 37cm

Lot 1018: A Rare And Old Naga Figure 37cm

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Description: A Rare And Old Naga Figure Assam Northern India 37cm Private Collection Oxford, England

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A Huon Gulf House Mask

Lot 1019: A Huon Gulf House Mask

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Description: A Huon Gulf House Mask Morobe Province, New Guinea

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A Large Papuan Gulf Bullroarer 66cm

Lot 1020: A Large Papuan Gulf Bullroarer 66cm

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Description: A Large Papuan Gulf Bullroarer Purari Region, Papuan Gulf New Guinea 66cm

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A Lower Sepik River Mask 59cm

Lot 1021: A Lower Sepik River Mask 59cm

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Description: A Lower Sepik River Mask New Guinea 59cm

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A Rare Torres Straits Fish Charm 28cm

Lot 1022: A Rare Torres Straits Fish Charm 28cm

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Description: A Rare Torres Straits Fish Charm 28cm used by the Torres Strait Islanders to ensure good fishing

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A Sepik River Drum 51cm

Lot 1023: A Sepik River Drum 51cm

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Description: A Sepik River Drum Depicting two superbly carved crocodiles biting the others tail, fashioned as a handle. Middle Sepik River area New Guinea 51cm Private Collection Melbourne

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Freddie Purla (b.1968) Scorpion Dance 2008 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 1024: Freddie Purla (b.1968) Scorpion Dance 2008 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Freddie Purla (b.1968) Scorpion Dance 2008 Acrylic on canvas DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 08361 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 91 x 122 cm

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Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.1938) Bush Medicine 2008 Acylic on linen

Lot 1026: Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.1938) Bush Medicine 2008 Acylic on linen

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Description: Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.1938) Bush Medicine 2008 Acylic on linen DACOU Gallery Catalouge no. 9115 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 121 x 177 cm

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Gloria Temarre Petyarre Bush Medicine 2007 Acrylic on linen

Lot 1027: Gloria Temarre Petyarre Bush Medicine 2007 Acrylic on linen

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Description: Gloria Temarre Petyarre Bush Medicine 2007 Acrylic on linen DACOU Gallery Catalgue no. 00001 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 114 x 122 cm

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William Pwerle Ross (b.c.1940) Utopia Mens Ceremony 2008 Acrylic on linen

Lot 1028: William Pwerle Ross (b.c.1940) Utopia Mens Ceremony 2008 Acrylic on linen

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Description: William Pwerle Ross (b.c.1940) Utopia Mens Ceremony 2008 Acrylic on linen DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 08857 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 120 x 90 cm

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Emily Pwerle (b.1925) Awelye Antwengerrp 2008 Acrylic on linen

Lot 1029: Emily Pwerle (b.1925) Awelye Antwengerrp 2008 Acrylic on linen

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Description: Emily Pwerle (b.1925) Awelye Antwengerrp 2008 Acrylic on linen DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 8081 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 120 x 180 cm

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Jessie Pitjara Hunter (b. 1957) Bush Tucker Dreaming 2005 Acrylic on linen

Lot 1030: Jessie Pitjara Hunter (b. 1957) Bush Tucker Dreaming 2005 Acrylic on linen

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Description: Jessie Pitjara Hunter (b. 1957) Bush Tucker Dreaming 2005 Acrylic on linen DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 06524 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 90 x 120 cm

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Gary Wilson Reid Titled Water Dreaming ( Karp )

Lot 1030A: Gary Wilson Reid Titled Water Dreaming ( Karp )

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Description: Gary Wilson Reid Titled Water Dreaming ( Karp ) 49 cm x 158 cm

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Tribal Boomarang from the Riverrian Region

Lot 1030B: Tribal Boomarang from the Riverrian Region

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Annie Pitjara Hunter (b.1964) Women's Business 2008 Acrylic on linen

Lot 1031: Annie Pitjara Hunter (b.1964) Women's Business 2008 Acrylic on linen

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Description: Annie Pitjara Hunter (b.1964) Women's Business 2008 Acrylic on linen DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 08815 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 122 x 91 cm

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Jessie Pitjara Hunter (b.1957) Bush Tucker Dreaming 2005 Acrylic on linen

Lot 1032: Jessie Pitjara Hunter (b.1957) Bush Tucker Dreaming 2005 Acrylic on linen

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Description: Jessie Pitjara Hunter (b.1957) Bush Tucker Dreaming 2005 Acrylic on linen DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 06517 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 90 x 122 cm

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Eileen Morgan Bush Plum Acrylic on canvas

Lot 1033: Eileen Morgan Bush Plum Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Eileen Morgan Bush Plum Acrylic on canvas DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 04202 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 90 x 120 cm

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Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.1938) Bush Medicine 2011 Acrylic on linen

Lot 1034: Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.1938) Bush Medicine 2011 Acrylic on linen

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Description: Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.1938) Bush Medicine 2011 Acrylic on linen DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 110682 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 91 x 46 cm

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Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.938) Bush Medicine Dreaming 2007 Acrylic on linen

Lot 1035: Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.938) Bush Medicine Dreaming 2007 Acrylic on linen

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Description: Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.938) Bush Medicine Dreaming 2007 Acrylic on linen Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 90 x 120 cm

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Emily Pwerle (1925-) Awele Antwengerrp 2005 Acrylic on linen

Lot 1035A: Emily Pwerle (1925-) Awele Antwengerrp 2005 Acrylic on linen

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Description: Emily Pwerle (1925-) Awele Antwengerrp 2005 Acrylic on linen DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 06342 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 120 x 170 cm

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Anne Petyarre (b.c.1965) Yam Dreaming 1998 Acrylic on linen

Lot 1036: Anne Petyarre (b.c.1965) Yam Dreaming 1998 Acrylic on linen

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Description: Anne Petyarre (b.c.1965) Yam Dreaming 1998 Acrylic on linen Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 90 x 120 cm

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Barbara Weir (b.c.1945) My Mother's Country 2000 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 1037: Barbara Weir (b.c.1945) My Mother's Country 2000 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Barbara Weir (b.c.1945) My Mother's Country 2000 Acrylic on canvas DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 03611 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 90 x 120 cm

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Barbara Weir (b.c.1945) My Mother's Country 2008 Acrylic on linen

Lot 1038: Barbara Weir (b.c.1945) My Mother's Country 2008 Acrylic on linen

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Description: Barbara Weir (b.c.1945) My Mother's Country 2008 Acrylic on linen Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 113 x 188 cm

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Lizzie Pwerle Utopia Bush Orange Acrylic on canvas

Lot 1039: Lizzie Pwerle Utopia Bush Orange Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Lizzie Pwerle Utopia Bush Orange Acrylic on canvas DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 10292 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 122 x 90 cm

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Lizzie Pwerle Utopia Women's Dance 2005 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 1040: Lizzie Pwerle Utopia Women's Dance 2005 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Lizzie Pwerle Utopia Women's Dance 2005 Acrylic on canvas DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 06510 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 166 x 122 cm

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Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.1938) Bush Medicine 2003 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 1041: Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.1938) Bush Medicine 2003 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.1938) Bush Medicine 2003 Acrylic on canvas DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 05113 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 90 x 60cm

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Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.1938) Bush Medicine 2011 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 1042: Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.1938) Bush Medicine 2011 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Gloria Temarre Petyarre (b.c.1938) Bush Medicine 2011 Acrylic on canvas DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 110517 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 79 x 60 cm

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Angelina Ngale Pwerle (b.1952) Bush Plum 2006 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 1043: Angelina Ngale Pwerle (b.1952) Bush Plum 2006 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Angelina Ngale Pwerle (b.1952) Bush Plum 2006 Acrylic on canvas DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 07211 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 118 x 185 cm

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Glory Ngarla (Ngale) (1948-2003) Bush Plum 2002 Acrylic on linen

Lot 1045: Glory Ngarla (Ngale) (1948-2003) Bush Plum 2002 Acrylic on linen

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Description: Glory Ngarla (Ngale) (1948-2003) Bush Plum 2002 Acrylic on linen DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 04995 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 120 x 120 cm

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Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c.1910-1996) Yam Dreaming Gouache on paper

Lot 1046: Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c.1910-1996) Yam Dreaming Gouache on paper

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Description: Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c.1910-1996) Yam Dreaming Gouache on paper DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 111384 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 77 x 58cm

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Molly Pwerle Awelye Antwengerrp 2008 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 1047: Molly Pwerle Awelye Antwengerrp 2008 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Molly Pwerle Awelye Antwengerrp 2008 Acrylic on canvas DACOU Gallery Catalogue no. 9123 Ex-private collection NSW sourced exclusively from the highly respected DACOU Gallery 120 x 180 cm

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George Liwukang Bukulatjpi Coral Trout natural earth pigments on bark

Lot 1048: George Liwukang Bukulatjpi Coral Trout natural earth pigments on bark

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Description: George Liwukang Bukulatjpi Coral Trout natural earth pigments on bark 50 x 113 cm

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Unknown  Gunbunya Sword-Fish natural earth pigments on bark

Lot 1049: Unknown Gunbunya Sword-Fish natural earth pigments on bark

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Description: Unknown Gunbunya Sword-Fish natural earth pigments on bark 31 x 85 cm

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