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Title

The spirit Darwulmu at Guruana, a sacred place

circa 1959


Artist

Mungunu Darrnguwuy Dhawadinygulil

Australia

circa 1900 - 1976

Language group

Gupapuyngu, Arnhem region


About

Mungunu is also known as Dhawudinygulili, and is the brother of both Djäwa and Lipundja. In this work he envisages the mouth of the river where is splits at Howard Island, at a particular location known as Guruwana. This location was also painted by Djimbarrdjimbarrwuy, with the semi-circular forms within the work referring to oysters that are found here.


Details


Other Title

The spirit Darwulmu at Gurununa


Date

circa 1959


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

89.2 x 44.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA56.1960


Artist information

Mungunu Darrnguwuy Dhawadinygulil

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Milingimbi

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history