Painting

Registration number
24562
Item name
Painting 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Paddy Dhatangu  
Associated cultural group
Liyagalawumirr people 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > East Arnhem region > Milingimbi
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Collector
Milingimbi Crafts 
Acquisition date
April 01, 1981 
Acquisition method
Donated by Alumni Association 
Dimensions
H: 1030 mm W: 410 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Unframed bark painting

Research notes

WITITJ (python) by Dhatanju. Notes by Milingimbi Art & Craft: This dreaming is sung by the Galawanuk clan, Dhuwa moiety. The artist calls these dreamings Madayin = his own. This particular painting depicts Wititj (Great Python) shown twice to emphasise its importance as a female in the sacred waterhole.

© Paddy Lilipiyana Dhathangu/Copyright Agency, 2020.

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