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Title

Totemic emblem (Emu)

circa 1950s


Artist

Unknown

Australia


Details


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, feathers, red, yellow, white, black painted decoration


Dimensions

54.6 h x 7.6 diam. at base


Credit

Purchased 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA25.1962


Artist information

Unknown

Works in the collection

514


Place

Where the work was made
Central Arnhem Land

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 8 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), 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.).