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Title

Spirit with two spears, spear thrower, axe and bag

circa 1960
collected 1960

Artist

Nicholas

Australia

  • Details

    Other Title
    Spirit, with two spears, spear thrower, axe and bag, representing a deceased person's spirit. Formerly used in burial ceremonies
    Place where the work was made
    Beswick Creek Western Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Dates
    circa 1960
    collected 1960
    Media category
    Bark painting
    Materials used
    natural pigments on bark
    Dimensions
    67.3 x 19.0 cm (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA20.1960
    Copyright
    © Nicholas. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd

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    Artist information
    Nicholas

    Works in the collection

    3

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  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Beswick Creek

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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