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(Australia  – )

Totemic emblem (Emu)
Place of origin
Central Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
circa 1950s
Media category
Materials used
paperbark, vegetable fibre string, beeswax, feathers, red, yellow, white, black painted decoration

54.6 h x 7.6 diam. at base

Purchased 1962
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (8)

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.).

Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999, 3, 4 (colour illus.).

Jonathan Cooper (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales Bulletin, 'Yiribana Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Gallery', pg. 6-9, Sydney, Apr 1995-May 1995, 9 (colour illus.).

Jonathan Cooper (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales Bulletin, Sydney, Oct 1994-Nov 1994, 36 (colour illus.).

Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 99 (colour illus.), 100, 136, 139. plate no. 47

Margo Neale, Yiribana, Sydney, 1994, 15 (colour illus.).

John Mundine and Renée Porter, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Aboriginal and Melanesian', pg. 57-71, Sydney, 1988, 63 (colour illus.).

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