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Title

Figure of Kultana a female Spirit associated with the Yirritja Land of the Spirits


Artist

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Australia

circa 1907 - 12 Apr 1979

Language group

Gumatj, Arnhem region


Details


Other Title

Figure of Guldana (Kultana), a female spirit associated with the jiridja land of the spirits


Date

1960


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

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


Dimensions

87.6 cm height


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA82.1960


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


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.