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Title

Figure of Lany'tjung Ancestral Being of the Yirritja moiety

1960


Artist

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Australia

circa 1907 - 12 Apr 1979

Language group

Gumatj, Arnhem region


Details


Other Titles

Figure of Laindjung, Ancestral Being

Figure of Lany'tjung, ancestral being of the Yirritja moiety


Date

1960


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

wood, human hair, bark fibres, parakeet feathers, white feathers and natural pigments


Dimensions

87.6 cm height


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA80.1960


Artist information

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Artist profile

Works in the collection

16


Place

Where the work was made
Yirrkala

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art', pg. 208-241, Sydney, 1999, 213 (colour illus.).

Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999.