(Australia circa 1907 – 12 Apr 1979)
- Language group
Gumatj, Arnhem region
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
North-east Arnhem Land →
Northern Territory →
- Media category
- Materials used
- wood, human hair, bark fibres, parakeet feathers, white feathers and natural pigments
87.6 cm height
- Signature & date
- Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
- Accession number
- © Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.
- 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