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Auction Description for Sotheby's: Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal Art

(304 Lots)

by Sotheby's


304 lots | 299 with images

July 25, 2005

926 High Street

Armadale

Melbourne, 3143 Australia

Phone: 00 61 3 9509 2900

Fax: 00 61 3 9362 1136

Email: info@sothebys.com

A BOOMERANG, NEW SOUTH WALES,

Lot 1: A BOOMERANG, NEW SOUTH WALES,

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Description: elegantly carved in hardwood, the entire surface repleat with adzed markings and old shiny patina overall

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A BOOMERANG AND A THROWING CLUB, NEW SOUTH WALES,

Lot 2: A BOOMERANG AND A THROWING CLUB, NEW SOUTH WALES,

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Description: elegantly carved in hardwood, the entire surface replete with fine adzed markings and old shiny patina overall, together with the bulbous headed striking section replete with fine adzed marking, shaft of circular section, old shiny patina

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Lot 3: A PARRYING SHEILD, MURRUMBIDGEE AND LACHLAN RIVER REGIONS, NEW SOUTH WALES,

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Description: carved in hardwood of lozenge section, the front decorated with engraved geometric design infilled with traces of red and white pigment, the reverse undecorated with solid cut handleCf. Cooper C., et al, Aboriginal Australia, Aboriginal Gallery Directors Council, Sydney, 1981, pp.84-85 for related examples

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Lot 4: A PARRYING SHIELD, NEW SOUTH WALES

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Description: carved in hardwood, the entire surface replete with fine adzed markings, reverse with square cut lug handle, inscribed with collection numbers H545 and 131, old shiny patinaProvenance

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A THROWING CLUB, LIL LIL, NEW SOUTH WALES,

Lot 5: A THROWING CLUB, LIL LIL, NEW SOUTH WALES,

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Description: of typical form, the entire artefact with ribbed 'fiddle-back' surface, dark shiny patinaProvenance

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