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Title

Därrpa (king brown snakes) - Djambarrpuyngu rain story

circa 1950s


Artist

Binyinyuwuy Djarrankuykuy

Australia

1928 - 1982

Language group

Djambarrpuyungu, Arnhem region


About

In 'Därrpa (king brown snakes) – Djambarrpuyngu rain story' c1950s Binyinyuwuy refers to his own identity as a man of the Därrpa, or king brown snake people. The därrpa extend skyward, in an attempt to pierce the clouds and initiate rain. The somewhat crude execution of this work is at odds with the majority of Binyinyuwuy’s painting, which is of refined elegance. This may indicate that it is among his earlier works, as it is similar in style to 'Baṉumbirr (morning star)' 1948.


Details


Date

circa 1950s


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

53.7 x 29.2 cm


Credit

Purchased 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA9.1962


Artist information

Binyinyuwuy Djarrankuykuy

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Works in the collection

15


Place

Where the work was made
Milingimbi

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history