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Title

Figure of Kultana a female Spirit associated with the Yirritja Land of the Spirits

1960

Artist

Muŋgurrawuy Yunupiŋu

Australia

circa 1907 - 12 Apr 1979

Language group

Gumatj, Arnhem region

  • Details

    Other Title
    Figure of Guldana (Kultana), a female spirit associated with the jiridja land of the spirits
    Place where the work was made
    Yirrkala North-east Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    1960
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    wood, human hair, parakeet feathers, white feathers, colours: red, yellow, white, black on red ground
    Dimensions
    87.6 cm height
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA82.1960
    Copyright
    © Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, courtesy Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre

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    Works in the collection

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  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • 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, 31 (colour illus.).

    • Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999.

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