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Jarinyanu David Downs

Paintings on canvas of Kurtal and Ceremonial Beanwood Shield depicting dancers - c.1985

natural earth pigments and resin on canvas board and bean wood
0.0 x 0.0 cm
Price Realised: $3,000.00

MP #256


Private Collection, Qld

Two Items by David Downs:


1. Painting of Kurtal the ancestral rain man who was born on a distant island and travelled to the Kimberley as a cyclone. As Kurtal moved further inland he created places of 'living water' (permanent water sources) and visited other rain men, occasionally gaining valuable items from them through trickery and magic.

Size: 45.5 x 36 cm


2. An ovoid bean wood shield with solid wood handle verso, depicting ceremonial dancers wearing body paint and carrying Jarungarr - curved, returning boomerangs on front and back. Size 66 x 27 x 5 cm irregular