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An image of Figure of Lany'tjung Ancestral Being of the Yirritja moiety by Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

(Australia circa 1907 – 12 Apr 1979)

Language group
Gumatj, Arnhem region
Title
Figure of Lany'tjung Ancestral Being of the Yirritja moiety
Other titles:
Figure of Laindjung, Ancestral Being
Figure of Lany'tjung, ancestral being of the Yirritja moiety
Place of origin
YirrkalaNorth-east Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
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
Accession number
IA80.1960
Copyright
© Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

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.

Exhibition history (3)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 1961–23 Apr 1961

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

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000