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Title

The killing

(early 1970s)


Artist

Yirawala

Australia

1903 - 17 Apr 1976

Language group

Kuninjku, Arnhem region


About

This work represents the sacred Maraian Ceremony of the Kunwinjku clan of Western Arnhem Land.


Details


Other Title

Yirritja dead - sea salmon increase


Place where the work was made

Western Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia


Date

(early 1970s)


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

30.0 x 62.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Qantas 1996


Location

Not on display


Accession number

678.1996


Artist information

Yirawala

Works in the collection

5


Place

Where the work was made
Western Arnhem Land