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This is one of seven paintings in the National Museum of Australia from Rose River (Numbulwar) which were collected by anthropologist Alex Van der Leeden during his fieldwork there in 1964-65. The collections includes 17 other objects with the same provenance.
Van der Leeden also gave similar collections from Rose River - paintings and other objects - to the Australian Museum and the Rijksmuseum Volkerkunde in Leiden.
Painting - ochres on masonite. Depicts six goannas (four in a row in centre and two along bottom) surrounded by numerous plants of three different species. All figures white with red outlines. Black background. Painted by Gurangi of the Nangubuju clan of Arnbali River.
L 340mm x W 465mm
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