Painting

Registration number
7520
Item name
Painting 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Alec Lilipyana Djirrigulu  
Associated cultural group
Liagalawumir people 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > East Arnhem region > Milingimbi / Arnhem Bay
Map
Collector
Reverend Edgar A. Wells 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1955 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Reverend Edgar A. Wells 
Dimensions
H: W: 250 mm L: 560 mm D: Circum:

Description

Unframed bark painting

Research notes

Moiety divisions - The two moieties of the people are clearly shown. This is a great division of the mainland people, shown by well known stones seen in the great divisions of the bark. This was done at a gathering of the people to show or refresh everyone's memory of the ancient tribal boundary lines.

© Alec Djirrigulu/Copyright Agency, 2020

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