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Title

Untitled (Mardayin design)


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 Titles

Sacred and Secret Maraian Ceremony

The bones


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

76.2 x 46.4 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Qantas 1996


Location

Not on display


Accession number

680.1996


Artist information

Yirawala

Works in the collection

5


Place

Where the work was made
Western Arnhem Land

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Edwards, One sun one moon: Aboriginal art in Australia, ‘Histories in the making: Aboriginal Art and modernism’, pg. 51-63, Sydney, 2007, 60 (colour illus.).

Hetti Perkins, Crossing country: the alchemy of western Arnhem Land art, Sydney, 2004, 36 (colour illus., right image), 231.