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Title

Figure of an Ancestral Being of the Yirritja moiety


Artist

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Australia

circa 1907 - 12 Apr 1979

Language group

Gumatj, Arnhem region


Details


Other Title

Figure of an ancestral being, of the Jirritja moiety


Date

circa 1960


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

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


Dimensions

77.5 h


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA9.1960


Artist information

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Artist profile

Works in the collection

16


Place

Where the work was made
North-east Arnhem Land

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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