A Superb Early Coolamon (Pitchi) example. Unusually large, of beautiful ovoid form with deep body & folded side wings. Exterior fluted designs, applied red ochre pigments throughout. Central Desert Bean Wood.
Definitive of Ortiz’s observations of the Vuvulu Matty Island dish forms “The most successful form of a dish ever made in any civilization of masterful abstract & pure line. The relationship of curve & plane, of solidity & lightness, strength & elegance to its form creates a volume which is great sculpture –a sheer delight to the eye, a homage of man to space”