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Title

Figure of Lany'tjung Ancestral Being of the Yirritja moiety

1960

Artist

Muŋgurrawuy Yunupiŋu

Australia

circa 1907 - 12 Apr 1979

Language group

Gumatj, Arnhem region

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Figure of Laindjung, Ancestral Being
    Figure of Lany'tjung, ancestral being of the Yirritja moiety
    Place where the work was made
    Yirrkala North-east Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    1960
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    wood, human hair, bark fibres, parakeet feathers, white feathers and natural pigments
    Dimensions
    87.6 cm height
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA80.1960
    Copyright
    © Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, courtesy Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre

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  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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