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Title

Maparn, doctor man

circa 1985


Artist

Big John Dodo

Australia

1910 -

Language group

Karajarri, Kimberley region


Details


Place where the work was made

Western Australia Australia


Date

circa 1985


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

natural pigments on carved sandstone


Dimensions

35.5 x 14.0 x 21.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Ronald and Alison Fine 1994


Location

Not on display


Accession number

438.1994


Artist information

Big John Dodo

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Western Australia

Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Edwards, Look, 'Portrait sculpture: simultaneously the most artificial and the most "real"', pg. 29-31, Sydney, Sep 2003, 31.

Michael O'Ferrall, The Oxford companion to Aboriginal art and culture, '10.2 Aboriginal artists in the Kimberley: new developments from the 1980s', pg. 230-235, South Melbourne, 2000, 232 (illus.).

Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 92, 93 (colour illus.), 136, 139. plate no. 44

Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 73 (colour illus.), 74-75, 79. cat.no. 25

Hetti Perkins and Unknown, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999.