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Collection

Unknown

(Australia  – )

Title
Totemic emblem (Diver duck)
Place of origin
Central Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
circa 1950s
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
paperbark, vegetable fibre string, beeswax, wood, feathers, red, yellow, white painted decoration
Dimensions

45.7 h x 6.4 diam. at base

Credit
Purchased 1962
Accession number
IA19.1962
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (5)

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.).

Exhibition history (1)

A material thing - Objects from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 31 Aug 1998–09 Feb 1999