Rare Aboriginal Painted Message Board Eastern Kimberley WithA Early 1900’s
November 22, 2020
Collected in the first half of the twentieth century this striking board comes from the Eastern Kimberley and would have belonged to the Gija People. A similar group of boards were collected by Tom McCourt and are attributed to the Gidji sic and are documented in his book – Aboriginal Artefacts page 54 and 55. I owned and handled several of Tom McCourts boards and this one has very similar paintwork with the exception that the carving underneath on this example is a simple diamond outline to one side. The board shows great signs of use and has an encrusted surface and dry patina. It measures 78cm x 14.5cm. The item “Rare Aboriginal Painted Message Board Eastern Kimberley WithA Early 1900’s” is in sale since Friday, November 20, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania”. The seller is “dingoblood” and is located in Montville. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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