Early Crocker Island Bark painting
Early Crocker Island Bark painting Attributed to Namundja Wanurr for sale
Object type: Bark Painting
Locality: Crocker island
Artist: Attributed to Namundja Wanurr
Dimensions: 78cm X 44cm
This powerful early aboriginal bark has two wonderfully simple but outstanding figures. It is very similar to a work called Namarnde frolicking sold at sothebys London. Both figures have their sex clearly shown indicating it was made prior to missionary influence and is similar to rock paintings. It is likely that this bark was commissioned by an anthropologist in the 1960’s. The bark does need a professional clean as it has dust ingrained into it.