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An image of Figure of an Ancestral Being of the Yirritja moiety by Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

(Australia circa 1907 – 12 Apr 1979)

Language group
Gumatj, Arnhem region
Title
Figure of an Ancestral Being of the Yirritja moiety
Other titles:
Figure of an ancestral being, of the Jirritja moiety
Place of origin
North-east Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
circa 1960
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
wood, human hair, parakeet feathers, possum fur, white feathers, colours: red, yellow, white, black on red ground
Dimensions

69.2 h

Credit
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
Accession number
IA10.1960
Copyright
© Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999.

Exhibition history (4)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 1961–23 Apr 1961

A material thing - Objects from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 31 Aug 1998–09 Feb 1999

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

The Dreamers (2009-10), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 May 2009–15 Aug 2010