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Morkoy Figure by Tony Yuwati 1972
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Morkoy Figure by Tony Yuwati 1972



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Artist: Tony Bindin Yuwati

Collected:1972

Title: Morkoy Figure

Size: 50cm height includes custom built stand

Description:

This figure commemorates a Birrkili ceremony. The black triangles symbolise thunder, red is the rain and white is for lightning. It is made from natural earth pigments, human hair and wood. It is in exceptional condition for its age, painted in extensive detail on both the back and front. Similar works are held in the major institutional collections in Australia

Price: $2800 AUD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







Last Updated: Sunday, 18 February 2018 18:15