Figure of Kultana a female Spirit associated with the Yirritja Land of the Spirits
Figure of Guldana (Kultana), a female spirit associated with the jiridja land of the spirits
wood, human hair, parakeet feathers, white feathers, colours: red, yellow, white, black on red ground
87.6 cm height
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
Not on display
© Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, courtesy Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre
Where the work was made
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 1961–23 Apr 1961
A material thing - Objects from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 31 Aug 1998–09 Feb 1999
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
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.