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Title

Mamalait, the starving children


Artist

Jimmy Nganjamirra

Australia

circa 1917 - 19 Oct 1982

Language group

Kunwinjku, Arnhem region


Details


Other Title

Two orphan brothers and the waterlily root


Place where the work was made

Western Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia


Date

1961


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

59.0 x 101.0 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1961


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA14.1961


Artist information

Jimmy Nganjamirra

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Western Arnhem Land

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 28, 30 (colour illus.), 137, 139. plate no. 12