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Title

Hunting scene with fish & reefs

1959

Artist

Unknown

Australia

No image
  • Details

    Other Title
    (Hunting scene)
    Place where the work was made
    Yirrkala North-east Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    1959
    Media category
    Bark painting
    Materials used
    natural pigments on bark
    Dimensions
    67.4 x 49.9 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1959
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA48.1959
    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

    937

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  • About

    The four crosses represent sacred reefs. Species of fish, turtle and crocodile live in this environment. In the centre of the lower section is a large sacred devil ray.

    © Information provided by the artist

    Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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