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Title

The killing

(early 1970s)

Artist

Yirawala

Australia

1903 - 17 Apr 1976

Language group

Kuninjku, Arnhem region

  • Details

    Other Title
    Yirritja dead - sea salmon increase
    Place where the work was made
    Western Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    (early 1970s)
    Media category
    Bark painting
    Materials used
    natural pigments on bark
    Dimensions
    30.0 x 62.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Qantas 1996
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    678.1996
    Copyright
    © Estate of Yirawala. Licensed by Copyright Agency.

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    Artist information
    Yirawala

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  • About

    This work represents the sacred Maraian Ceremony of the Kunwinjku clan of Western Arnhem Land.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Western Arnhem Land

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