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Lot 20: MANI-LUKI (HARRY CARPENTER) WOMMATAKIMMI, (c.1914 – 1980) , PURUKAPALI AND BIMA, 1962, natural earth pigments on carved softwood

Aboriginal Art from the Luczo Family Collection, USA

by Deutscher and Hackett

19 October 2016

South Yarra, Australia

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Description: MANI-LUKI (HARRY CARPENTER) WOMMATAKIMMI, (c.1914 – 1980) , PURUKAPALI AND BIMA, 1962, natural earth pigments on carved softwood

DIMENSIONS:
49.5 and 48.5 cm height

PROVENANCE:
Private collection, Adelaide, acquired at Milikapiti, Melville Island, 1962
Sotheby's Australia, Melbourne, 24 July 2007, lot 76
The Luczo Family Collection, USA

LITERATURE:
Isaacs, J., Tiwi: Art / History / Culture, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2012, p. 69 (illus. as ‘Macassan Figures’)

RELATED WORK:
Maccassan Captains Wife, 1960s and Maccassan Ship Captain, 1960s, in the collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, illus. in O’Ferrall, M. A., Keepers of the Secrets: Aboriginal Art from Arnhem Land in the Collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 1990, pl. 23, 24, p. 31

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