Tom Djumburpur (Wudamin).
Circa 1920 -2006
Sacred Stones / Pierre sacrées, 1995
Tom Djumburpur was a veteran of bark painting in Arnhem Land. Born in the 1920s, he died at the age of 80. His paintings use pure white and dried blood red for compositions evoking ritual body painting where the stripes evoke authority. The shield-shaped barks are his trademark. The bark bears on the back the artist's name and the reference RAM BP1885 and aug 95.
Natural ochres on eucalyptus bark.
92 x 38 cm
Provenance: lot 71 sale Millon 12/12/2015, private collection