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Donor Name:
American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land  Search this
Length - Object:
89 cm
Width - Object:
41 cm
Object Type:
Bark Painting
Place:
Yirrkala, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Accession Date:
2 May 1949
Notes:
FROM CARD: "FOUR HORIZONTAL PANELS OF FISH, REPTILES, CRABS, SHELLS AND SEA BIRDS. SYMBOLIC - YELLOW AND WHITE ON RED. SEA SCENE JIRITJA (WAITJUNG INFORMANT) TOP PANEL: FEW BIRDS (BLACK SEA BIRDS WAITUNGU), 3 FISH (FLAT AND THIN, MAKANI) AND SQUIDS (GUNDERIERA). THE CROSS-HATCHED PANEL IS WATER. BELOW THIS PANEL ARE CORAL (SEE SMALL DRAWING ON CARD), OCTOPUS (MANDA), 3 AND 6 CRAYFISH (LOBSTERS FROM SEA), AND A GREENBACK TURTLE. BELOW THESE IS A CROSS-HATCHED PANEL ENCLOSING BAMBOO (LEFT), AND WOOD (BLACK), WHICH FLOAT IN TO THE BEACHES FROM THE SEA. BELOW ARE THREE MORE MAKANI FISH IN THE WATER."
Record Last Modified:
28 Feb 2019
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
178294
USNM Number:
E387462-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f9aab64b-c5b4-466e-b892-a9389daa6fc6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8421366