Spirit with spear, spear thrower and bag
early 20th century - Unknown
Spirit with spear, spear thrower and bag, representing a deceased person's spirit. Formerly used in burial ceremonies
natural pigments on bark
69.2 x 28.6 cm (irreg.)
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
Not on display
Where the work was made
Western Arnhem Land
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 1961–23 Apr 1961
Crossing country: the alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 24 Sep 2004–12 Dec 2004
Referenced in 1 publication
Hetti Perkins, Crossing country: the alchemy of western Arnhem Land art, Sydney, 2004, 40 (colour illus.), 227.