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Title

Two Ancestors: A Dream prior to Circumcision


Artist

Daingangan

Australia

circa 1892 -

Language group

Gupapuyngu, Arnhem region


Details


Other Title

Two legendary ancestors, a dream prior to circumcision


Date

1959


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

60.0 x 28.0 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1959


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA40.1959


Artist information

Daingangan

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Gamarada, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1996–16 Feb 1997


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Edmund Capon, Steven Miller, Tony Tuckson, James Scougall, Mollie Gowing, Harry Messel, Craig Brush, Ronald Fine, Alison Fine, Gordon Davies, Rosalind Davies, Christopher Hodges, Helen Eager, Rosemary Gow, Sandra Phillips, Daphne Wallace and Ken Watson, Gamarada, Sydney, 1996, 44 (colour illus.).