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Title

Figure of an Ancestral Being of the Yirritja moiety

circa 1960

Artist

Muŋgurrawuy Yunupiŋu

Australia

circa 1907 - 12 Apr 1979

Language group

Gumatj, Arnhem region

  • Details

    Other Title
    Figure of an ancestral being, of the Jirritja moiety
    Place where the work was made
    Yirrkala North-east Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    circa 1960
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    wood, human hair, parakeet feathers, white feathers, bark, red, yellow, white, black on red ground
    Dimensions
    77.5 h
    Credit
    Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA9.1960
    Copyright
    © Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre

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    Where the work was made

    Yirrkala

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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