Panels Showing An Aboriginal Hunter and Gatherer
Panels Showing An Aboriginal Hunter and Gatherer
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Panels Showing An Aboriginal Hunter and Gatherer

c1940s. Two bas-relief plaster moulds in wooden frames, 48 x 49cm (approx. each.) Chipped paint.

One panel shows an Aboriginal man carving a boomerang, the other shows a man holding a lyrebird, with a snake and boomerang at his feet.

These panels were most likely cast for the construction of the central section of the Mitchell Library building in 1940, now known as the Mitchell Wing. “Seven sculptors and modellers were contracted to supply specimens of bas-relief sculptures to be assessed for inclusion on the bronze doors of the new building at the Public Library of New South Wales. Sculptors commissioned were Arthur Fleischmann, showing European explorers of Australia; and Ralph Walker, Frank Lynch, E. Lenegan and Daphne Mayo, depicting Aboriginal life.” Ref: SLNSW, Uni. of Queensland.

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Item #CL198-121

Price (AUD): $2,650.00  other currencies

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