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Title

Two Ancestors, a dream prior to circumcision

1959


Artist

Johnny Dayngangan

Australia

circa 1892 - 1959

Language group

Gupapuyngu, Arnhem region


Details


Other Title

Two legendary ancestors, a dream prior to circumcision


Date

1959


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

60.0 x 28.0 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1959


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA40.1959


Artist information

Johnny Dayngangan

Artist profile

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Milingimbi

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Edmund Capon AM, OBE, Steven Miller, Tony Tuckson, James Scougall, Mollie Gowing, Harry Messel, Craig Brush, Ronald Fine, Alison Fine, Gordon Davies, Rosalind Davies, Christopher Hodges, Helen Eager, Rosemary Gow, Sandra Phillips, Daphne Wallace and Ken Watson, Gamarada, Sydney, 1996, 44 (colour illus.).

Cara Pinchbeck, Art from Milingimbi, ‘Dayngangan’, pg. 72-75, Sydney, 2016, 75 (colour illus.), 141.