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Title

Body painting

early 1970s

Artist

Yirawala

Australia

1903 - 17 Apr 1976

Language group

Kuninjku, Arnhem region

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Sacred and Secret Maraian Ceremony
    Dhuwa and Yirrija body painting
    Place where the work was made
    Western Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    early 1970s
    Media category
    Bark painting
    Materials used
    natural pigments on eucalyptus bark
    Dimensions
    30.0 x 39.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Qantas 1996
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    679.1996
    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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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