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Handmade painted plate

Date: 1994
Dimensions:
Overall: 37 x 191 x 191 mm, 335.96 g
Medium: Clay, paint
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Plate
Object No: 00046792

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    Description
    The production and decoration of plates such as this is indicative of the developing interest in Indigenous design in the second half of the twentieth century and the experimentation by Indigenous artists with new media.
    SignificanceThis plate is significant as a typical design produced for the Indigenous art and craft tourist market. Using modern paints and practices, it exhibits traditional subjects and styles.
    HistoryThis plate was handmade in Western Australia specifically for the tourist market in Indigenous art and craft. It has been designed for wall display rather than any practical use. The ceramic is fired red clay with glaze and features turtles swimming.


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