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An image of Figure of Kultana a female Spirit associated with the Yirritja Land of the Spirits by Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

(Australia circa 1907 – 12 Apr 1979)

Language group
Gumatj, Arnhem region
Title
Figure of Kultana a female Spirit associated with the Yirritja Land of the Spirits
Other titles:
Figure of Guldana (Kultana), a female spirit associated with the jiridja land of the spirits
Place of origin
YirrkalaNorth-east Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
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
Accession number
IA82.1960
Copyright
© Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

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.

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