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Doris KINJUN_Bagu_Australian Aboriginal Art
N°: 2518

Artist: Doris KINJUN

Title: Bagu

Art : Aboriginal

Community: Girringun

Dimensions: L: 18 x H: 39 x P: 4,5 cm

Date: 2012

Medium: Ceramic
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The Bagu were originally fire boards. These objects had a sacred value because of the torrential rains that regularly strike this tropical region. They were carried on the move by this nomadic people. The women were not allowed to handle them, only one man designated by the group had exclusive responsibility for the fire and had to ensure that it never went out. The Queensland Aborigines gave these planks an anthropomorphic shape as a tribute to the fire spirit - Chikka-bunnah. While in the past they were made exclusively of wood, the artists at this art centre, who are constantly experimenting with new techniques, have recently chosen to use clay to express themselves.

This work is provided with a certificate of authenticity.
  Some references:
Musée du Quai Branly, Musée des Confluences à Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain les Abattoirs à Toulouse, Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Asie de Vichy, Musée de la Musique, Museum d'histoire naturelle de Lille, Musée de Rochefort, Fondation Electricité de France, Fondation Colas, Banque Dexia ...

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