Painting

Registration number
1833
Item name
Painting 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
[Tjam] Yilkari Kitani  
Associated cultural group
Liyagalawumirr people 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > East Arnhem region > Milingimbi / Arnhem Bay
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Collector
Reverend Edgar A. Wells 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1951 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Reverend Edgar A. Wells 
Dimensions
H: 720 mm W: 385 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Unframed bark painting

Research notes

According to E. A. Well's notes: 'Painting of a lizard. The forked stick is a break in the tree bark, which is the 'house' of the lizard. Lizard is good 'tucker' [food] for the people. The division is between the two camps or moieties.

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