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Title

Figure of Garaginya Ancestral Being of the Yirritja moiety and brother of Lany'tjung

1960


Artist

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Australia

circa 1907 - 12 Apr 1979

Language group

Gumatj, Arnhem region


Details


Other Titles

Figure of Garaginja, ancestral being and brother of Laindjung

Figure of Garaginja, ancestral being and brother of Lany'tjung


Date

1960


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

wood, human hair, parakeet feathers, white feathers, colours: red, yellow, white, black on red ground


Dimensions

85.7 cm height


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA81.1960


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 3 publications

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, 31 (colour illus.).

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

Niru Ratnam, Frameworks for modern art, 'Exhibiting the 'other': Yuendumu community's 'Yarla'', pg. 206-251, London, 2003, 222 (colour illus.). plate no. 5.16