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Title

Spirit with two spears, spear thrower, axe and bag

circa 1960
collected 1960


Artist

Nicholas

Australia


Details


Other Title

Spirit, with two spears, spear thrower, axe and bag, representing a deceased person's spirit. Formerly used in burial ceremonies


Dates

circa 1960
collected 1960


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

67.3 x 19.0 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA20.1960


Artist information

Nicholas

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
Beswick Creek

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hetti Perkins, Crossing country: the alchemy of western Arnhem Land art, Sydney, 2004, 41 (colour illus.), 229.