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Title

Lany'tjung Banaidja Story 3

1960

Artist

Muŋgurrawuy Yunupiŋu

Australia

circa 1907 – 12 Apr 1979

Language group: Gumatj, Arnhem region

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  • Details

    Other Titles
    Laindjung - Banaidja myth
    Lany'tjung - Barama myth
    Place where the work was made
    Yirrkala North-east Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    1960
    Media category
    Bark painting
    Materials used
    natural pigments on bark
    Dimensions
    124.5 x 53.4 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA29.1960
    Copyright
    © Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, courtesy Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre

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    Muŋgurrawuy Yunupiŋu

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    Depicted in the centre is a Ngärra ceremony taking place on the ceremonial ground. Four of the figures are holding paperbark representations of Banaidja with which they beat the ground. The top and bottom sections show Muŋgurrawuy's Yirritja diamond pattern referring to the ancestral fire.

    Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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