Painting

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Registration number
24543
Item name
Painting 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
David Malangi Daymirringu  
Associated cultural group
Manharrngu people 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > East Arnhem region > Milingimbi
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Collector
Milingimbi Crafts 
Acquisition date
April 01, 1981 
Acquisition method
by Mobil Oil Australia 
Dimensions
H: 870 mm W: 550 mm L: 870 mm D: Circum:

Description

Cross hatched bark painting of roughly rectangular shape. Above and below a central circle are two fish. There are black circles in each of the four corners, defining four border panels, with those at the top and bottom including a spotted reptile in each.

Research notes

Djan'kawu Sisters story. Notes by Milingimbi art & Craft: NAMES of figures represented - Wedu (fork tail catfish); Bininmirr (spotted mangrove goanna); Djanj'kawu sisters. Key to abstract SYMBOLS: Circles = sacred water hole. Depicted here are waterholes at Dhanala. Part of a series of 28 items (24520 and 24548) related to the DJANKGAWU SISTERS story cycle [detailed at 24534].

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