Totemic emblem (Diver duck)
paperbark, vegetable fibre string, beeswax, wood, feathers, red, yellow, white painted decoration
45.7 h x 6.4 diam. at base
Not on display
Where the work was made
Central Arnhem Land
Shown in 1 exhibition
A material thing - Objects from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 31 Aug 1998–09 Feb 1999
Referenced in 5 publications
John Mundine and Renée Porter, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Aboriginal and Melanesian', pg. 57-71, Sydney, 1988, 62 (colour illus.).
Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999, 4 (colour illus.).
Paul S.C. Tacon, Aratjara: art of the first Australians, 'The Power of the Image among the Past and Present Peoples of Arnhem Land', pg. 127-196, Dusseldorf, 1993, 163 (colour illus.), 340.
David Tunny (Editor), Look, Heidelberg, Oct 1998, 3 (colour illus.).
Margie West, One sun one moon: Aboriginal art in Australia, ‘Woven meaning: The continuity of Aboriginal fibre art’, pg. 271-275, Sydney, 2007, 270 (colour illus.).