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Dennis NONA_Tupmul Agada-le_Torres Strait
N°: 2332

Artist: Dennis NONA

Title: Tupmul Agada-le

Art : Aboriginal

Community: Ile de Badu

Dimensions: L: 40 x H: 36 cm

Date: 2010

Medium: Etching
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ed./65The Bu or Trumpet shell played an important role in traditional Torres Strait Islander life. Not only was it a food source but it was also blown like a trumpet to summons the villagers together or to warn of impending danger.The shell was dried and a hole fashioned in its tip. Different size shells that made different sounds were used depending on the nature of the gathering.The artist has created a series of six etchings that depict the Bu in which different Island totems have been incised. These totems can be seen in the in the rock caves which are sacred places for people of the artist’s island of Badu.This particular print shows the stingray or Tupmul. It is the main totem of the island that is known in language as Kei Baui.
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  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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