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Indigenous Fine Art Auction
The Rod Menzies Indigenous Art Collection PART II

Auction:  5th March 2024 Starting Time 7pm
Location:  Cooee Art Leven 17 Thurlow Street Redfern


OPENING PREVIEW
Thursday 29th February 2024 | 5 - 8 pm

AUCTION VIEWING
1st to 5th March 2024 | 10am - 6pm

LOT #75
ARTISTS ONCE KNOWN
A COLLECTION OF THREE ARTEFACTS 

EST $1,800 - 2,200

PROVENANCE

Various Collections, Australia 

Menzies Estate Collection,Vic

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a. A West Australian Softwood Shield, c.1930s
93h x 14w cm

Collected in Turkey Creek

Of elongated ovoid form with pointed ends and a raised ridged handle and decorated with animal motifs

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b. A Central Australian Ceremonial Men’s Hairpin, c.1900
27h x 3.5w cm
The front and back deeply incised with men’s key pattern

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c. A Victorian Mission Parrying Shield, c. 1930
72h x 14w cm
Of elongated lozenge form, solid cut handle, the triangular convex front and decorated with fine burnt engravings

LOT #76
ARTISTS ONCE KNOWN
A COLLECTION OF FOUR ARTEFACTS 

EST $2,000 - 3,000

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a. A South Australian hardwood fighting boomerang, early 20th century

97 x 7w cm

Of bi-convex profile, and elongated pointed form with gentle curvature. Its front and back decorated with fine linear striated fluting, fine aged patina.

b. A South-East Australian Leangle Club, early to mid 19th century

65l x 9w(top) cm.

The proximal end grooved with alternate bands of crosshatched incisions terminating in a large conical knob divided in a series of circular layers reducing to tip.The body unadorned and extending in a sickle form with large beaked distal end, old patina.

c. A Central Australian Desert Hardwood Fighting Boomerang, c. 1950

64l x 6w cm

Boomerangs such as these were used for hunting and also used as a fire making tool in conjunction with a softwood shield, or pairs as clap sticks in ceremonies. 

d. A Central Australian Desert Hardwood Fighting Boomerang, c. 1950

76l x 7w cm

Boomerangs such as these were used for hunting and also used as a fire making tool in conjunction with a softwood shield, or pairs as clap sticks in ceremonies. 

LOT #77
ARTISTS ONCE KNOWN
A COLLECTION OF EIGHT ARTEFACTS 

EST $1,000 - 1,500

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a. A Pair of Spear Throwers, c.1970

90l x 6w cm and 73l x 4w cm
North East Arnhem Land

b. A Woven Dilly Bag, c.1970

26l x 17d (top) cm
Central Arnhem Land

c. A Central Desert Decorated Coolamon, c.1990

13h x 33w cm

d. A Pair of Ceremonial Music Sticks, c.1970s

40l x 4w cm and 28.5 cm

North Eastern Arnhem Land

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e. A Ceremonial Figure, c.1950s

56.5h x 6w cm

Tanami Desert

f. Two Softwood Sculptures from North-East Arnhem Land

21h x 6w cm and 19h x 5w cm

g. A Painted and Decorated Shield Central Desert, c.1990

72h x 19w cm h.

h Tiwi Hardwood Pole c.1990

54h x 11d (bottom) cm 

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