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Title

Totemic emblem (Long necked fish eating bird)


Artist

Unknown

Australia


Details


Other Title

Totemic emblem (Burala-long-necked, fish-eating bird)


Place where the work was made

Central Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia


Date

circa 1950s


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

paperbark, vegetable fibre string, beeswax, wood, feathers, red, yellow, white painted decoration


Dimensions

73.7 h x 8.9 diam. at base


Credit

Purchased 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA20.1962


Artist information

Unknown

Works in the collection

512


Place

Where the work was made
Central Arnhem Land

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Edmund Capon and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, 'Tribal Galleries', pg. 42-47, Sydney, 1984, 44 (colour illus.).

Jonathan Cooper (Editor), Exhibitions events - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Aug 1998-Oct 1998, 12 (colour illus.).

Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999, 3, 4 (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.). titled 'Totemic emblem (Burala-long-necked, fish-eating bird)'