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Unknown

(Australia  – )

Title
Totemic emblem (Long necked fish eating bird)
Other titles:
Totemic emblem (Burala-long-necked, fish-eating bird)
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

73.7 h x 8.9 diam. at base

Credit
Purchased 1962
Accession number
IA20.1962
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (4)

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)'

Exhibition history (1)

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