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The Big Mate

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Large rectangular painting on wood, surrounded by a brown stained frame. The painting depicts the jaw-like grey metallic shovel being dragged by chains. Yellowish dirt is being scooped up by the low metal 'teeth'. Distant grey hills and a pulley can be seen through the opening. On the back is written 'The Big Mate' (strike).

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