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Lot 22: LAME TOBY MUNGATOPI, (c.1920 – DECEASED), PURUKAPALI, c.1955, natural earth pigments on carved hardwood

Aboriginal Art from the Luczo Family Collection, USA

by Deutscher and Hackett

19 October 2016

South Yarra, Australia

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Description: LAME TOBY MUNGATOPI, (c.1920 – DECEASED), PURUKAPALI, c.1955, natural earth pigments on carved hardwood

DIMENSIONS:
98.5 cm height

PROVENANCE:
Created on Melville Island, in the late 1960s
Jerome Gould, Los Angeles
Private collection, USA
Sotheby's, Sydney, 20 October 2008, lot 75
The Luczo Family Collection, USA

RELATED WORK:
For other carvings by the artist see Holmes, S. Le Brun, The Goddess and the Moon Man: The Sacred Art of the Tiwi Aborigines, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1995, pp. 34, 36, 40, 51

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