DETAIL: Mary MARABAMBA Fish trap No 27 #3017-01 2001 jungle vine, bush string Purchased 2002
 
Artist UNKNOWN | Emu egg with carved decoration depicting a large tree and, a farmer and his two dogs in an altercation with a kangaroo

 
UNKNOWN, Artist
 
Emu egg with carved decoration depicting a large tree and, a farmer and his two dogs in an altercation with a kangaroo c.1903
Sculpture
emu egg shell
circumference 12.0 (h) x 30.0 (w) cm
Purchased 1996
NGA 1996.609
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Emu egg with carved decoration depicting a large tree and a farmer and two dogs in an altercation with a kangaroo

‘This egg was bought from Aboriginal people by a gentleman travelling around the countryside of western New South Wales on his bicycle. Originally one of a pair, it came to the Gallery from the granddaughter of the original owner. The egg depicts, in the round, an altercation between a farmer and a kangaroo with a marvellous abstract wild tree as background.’

(Jim Logan, Everyday Art: Australian Folk Art, 1998, p. 16)

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