Aboriginal spirit people, artwork

Aboriginal spirit people, artwork

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Caption: Aboriginal spirit people. Artwork of human figures depicted in Aboriginal artwork from Australia. At lower left is the name of Australian anthropologist Charles Pearcy Mountford (1890-1976). This is plate 47, depicting the 'spirit people' or 'meteor men' of the Tiwi. The Tiwi people inhabit the Tiwi Islands off the northern coast of Australia. Mountford's works on this topic included 'The Tiwi: their art, myth and ceremony' (1958).

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