Lot 1: An Australian Aboriginal carving of a Bird

People: Tiwi
H: 37½
Of dense hard wood, the figure in classical form, with crude carving in the form of a standing bird on short legs. The body covered with characteristic linear and dotted motifs in compartmentalized patterns. The bottom with "A96093 PARIBUNGA" (?) written in Marker to the raw wood. A fine example.

Price Realized: $4,500

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