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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)

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

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

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.).

Exhibition history (1)

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