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Title

Long necked tortoise


Artist

Spider Namirrki Nabunu

Australia

1924 - 1973

Language group

Kunwinjku, Arnhem region


Details


Other Title

Turtle


Date

circa 1960


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

57.2 x 43.2 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA14.1960


Artist information

Spider Namirrki Nabunu

Works in the collection

4


Place

Where the work was made
Beswick Creek

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Gene Mittler, Jean Unsworth, Rosalind Ragans and Faye Scannell, Introducing Art, Woodland Hills, 1998, 126 (colour illus.).

Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 28, 29 (colour illus.), 137, 139. plate no. 11