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90/1060 Figure, 'Bima', wood / feathers / ochres, Jane Alimankinni / Immaculata Tipiloura / Tessie Tipungwuti, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia, 1990. Click to enlarge.

'Bima' figure

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Figure, 'Bima', wood / feathers / ochres, Jane Alimankinni / Immaculata Tipiloura / Tessie Tipungwuti, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia, 1990

Carved female figure worked from a single piece of ironwood. Solid circular base supports carved figure, depicted wearing a sleeveless dress with exposed breasts, the arms carved in relief and positioned straight on each side of the body. Relief carved head with flat nose, large eyes and hips. Flat topped head decorated with large black …

Summary

Object No.

90/1060

Object Statement

Figure, 'Bima', wood / feathers / ochres, Jane Alimankinni / Immaculata Tipiloura / Tessie Tipungwuti, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia, 1990

Physical Description

Figure, 'Bima', wood / feathers / ochres, Jane Alimankinni / Immaculata Tipiloura / Tessie Tipungwuti, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia, 1990

Carved female figure worked from a single piece of ironwood. Solid circular base supports carved figure, depicted wearing a sleeveless dress with exposed breasts, the arms carved in relief and positioned straight on each side of the body. Relief carved head with flat nose, large eyes and hips. Flat topped head decorated with large black and white feathers lashed to centre of crown with twine. Body and head painted in traditional ochres and white with cross-hatching and stripes using [synthetic polymer paints]. Plinth, legs, arms and neck painted black.

Marks

Artists' names painted on base plinth in white, synthetic polymer paint, 'IMMACULATA / JANE / TESSIE'.

Dimensions

Height

2110 mm

Width

390 mm

Depth

350 mm

Weight

165 kg

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1990

Acquisition Date

28 November 1990

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Bima' figure 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 4 August 2021, <https://ma.as/102287>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/102287 |title='Bima' figure |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=4 August 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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