Aboriginal Bark Painting by Baku Ray
Origin: Australia, Northern Territory, Milingimbi Island, Provenance: BAKU RAY (CIRCA 1905-DECEASED)
Period: likely painted between 1962-65
Materials: eucalyptus bark, non-acrylic earth pigments
Description: This painting is of stylized Salmon and water holes at Gatchi Springs. It retains over 90 percent of its original pigments. There is some rubbing on the left edge with some lifting fibers. Near the bottom there is an old sinew cordage mend, securing a separation. It has its original descriptive typed label which is now fragmented from age. Above it, is another label copied in hand printing.
Dimensions: Height 34.25” (87 cm), Width 15 1/8” (38.5 cm)