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Collection

Yirawala

(Australia 1903 – 17 Apr 1976)

Language group
Kuninjku, Arnhem region
Title
Body painting
Other titles:
Sacred and Secret Maraian Ceremony
Dhuwa and Yirrija body painting
Place of origin
Western Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
early 1970s
Media category
Bark painting
Materials used
natural pigments on eucalyptus bark
Dimensions

30.0 x 39.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Qantas 1996
Accession number
679.1996
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (1)

Hetti Perkins, Crossing country: the alchemy of western Arnhem Land art, Sydney, 2004, 231.

Exhibition history (1)

Crossing country: the alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 24 Sep 2004–12 Dec 2004