Figure of an Ancestral Being of the Yirritja moiety
circa 1907 - 12 Apr 1979
Figure of an ancestral being, of the Jirritja moiety
wood, human hair, parakeet feathers, possum fur, white feathers, colours: red, yellow, white, black on red ground
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
Not on display
© Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.
Where the work was made
North-east Arnhem Land
Shown in 4 exhibitions
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
Referenced in 1 publication
Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999.