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An image of Spirit with two spears, spear thrower, axe and bag by Nicholas

Nicholas

(Australia  – )

Title
Spirit with two spears, spear thrower, axe and bag
Other titles:
Spirit, with two spears, spear thrower, axe and bag, representing a deceased person's spirit. Formerly used in burial ceremonies
Place of origin
Beswick CreekWestern Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
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
Accession number
IA20.1960
Copyright
© Nicholas, Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

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

Exhibition history (2)

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