Totemic emblem (Long necked fish eating bird)
Totemic emblem (Burala-long-necked, fish-eating bird)
paperbark, vegetable fibre string, beeswax, wood, feathers, red, yellow, white painted decoration
73.7 h x 8.9 diam. at base
Not on display
Where the work was made
Central Arnhem Land
Shown in 1 exhibition
A material thing - Objects from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 31 Aug 1998–09 Feb 1999
Referenced in 4 publications
Margie West, One sun one moon: Aboriginal art in Australia, ‘Woven meaning: The continuity of Aboriginal fibre art’, pg. 271-275, Sydney, 2007, 270 (colour illus.). titled 'Totemic emblem (Burala-long-necked, fish-eating bird)'
Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999, 3, 4 (colour illus.).
Jonathan Cooper (Editor), Exhibitions events - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Aug 1998-Oct 1998, 12 (colour illus.).
Edmund Capon and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, 'Tribal Galleries', pg. 42-47, Sydney, 1984, 44 (colour illus.).