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Title

Figure of Djan'kawu, ancestral being of the Dhuwa moiety


Artist

attrib. Mathaman Marika

Australia

circa 1915 - 11 Jan 1970

Language group

Rirratjingu, Arnhem region


Details


Other Titles

Figure of Djan'kawu

Figure of Djanggawul, ancestral being


Date

circa 1960


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

wood, human hair, parakeet feathers, white feathers, colours: red, white, black


Dimensions

74.3 cm height


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA83.1960


Artist information

attrib. Mathaman Marika

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
North-east Arnhem Land

Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999, 6 (colour illus.).

Margie West (Editor), Yalangbara: art of the Djang'kawu, Darwin, 2008, 88 (colour illus.).