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An early painted bark carrier (angum) by Lily Karadada

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An early painted bark carrier (angum) by Lily Karadada
The 'coolamon' form by Mindindil(Bubbles), aka Lily Karadada (born circa 1937), in thick eucalyptus bark material showing four(4)images of the creator god 'Wandjina', with radiating halo-like head surround and similar eyes, schematic nose, and hunched shoulders. Smaller, masked dancer figures, serpents and sprouting flowers separate the deity busts. Painted in organic white, red, and black pigments. 26"L x 12.5"W x 8"H. In very fine condition overall, with some flaking and loss of pigment, but container is still quite strong and pliable. Provenance: collected by Steve Lewis of Tampa, FL in Kalamburu, far north Kimberly's, Australia, ca. early 1970's

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