Makasar Prau, by Birrikitji Gumana, 1966
Bark painting, 96 x 46cm.
A bark painting worked with ochres on bark. It depicts two ships one inverted above the other. Each ship has a tripod mast, a sail, anchor, and steering sweep. There are two figures aboard each boat, one with a forked spear, and the second with a pole. The painting depicts two birds between the two ships. The painting has a background of cross-hatching, with yellow bands below each boat.
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