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Collection

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
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