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John Patrick KELANTUMAMA

Tiwi people

Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia born 1952

Tiwi people

Tiwi people

Purukapali grieving over the body of his dead son Jinani, singing a song of birds, while being watched by a Mopatiti 1999 Place made: Bathurst Island, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ceramics, clay and polychrome Underglazed with bodystains, graffito and slips. Fired to 1100 degrees C

Dimensions: 85.0 h x 39.0 w x 12.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with Funds from the Moet & Chandon Australian Art Foundation
Accession No: NGA 99.29