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attrib. Mathaman Marika

(Australia circa 1915 – 11 Jan 1970)

Language group
Rirratjingu, Arnhem region
Title
Figure of Djan'kawu, ancestral being of the Dhuwa moiety
Other titles:
Figure of Djan'kawu
Figure of Djanggawul, ancestral being
Place of origin
North-east Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
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
Accession number
IA83.1960
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

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.).

Exhibition history (4)

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

Yalangbara, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 11 May 2006–23 Jul 2006

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