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Collection

Enraeld Djulabinyanna

(Australia circa 1895 – 1968)

Language group
Tiwi, North region
Title
Female figure
Place of origin
Melville IslandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Cultural origin
Tiwi Islands
Year
circa 1960s
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
carved and painted wood
Dimensions

48.0 x 10.0 cm

Credit
Gift of Harry Messel 1990
Accession number
133.1990
Location
Not on display
Further information

The figure is painted with designs traditionally employed by the Tiwi for decorating the mortuary poles, ceremonial baskets and ceremonial spears, as well as for the human body.

Harry Messel