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Plates 50 and 51 appear in Groger-Wurm under the heading 'The Galbu Snake'. 1985.0132.0061 is Plate 51.
Explanation: Djeigung, curled around her eggs (Groger-Wurm, 1973, p. 44).
In the explanation for Plate 50 Djeigung is explained as ?the wongar snake of the Galbu mada? (Groger-Wurm, 1973, 44).
A bark painting worked with ochres on bark. It depicts a large dotted snake with a yellow head in a coiled position, There are four yellow birds below this and six yellow goannas above it. The background has a crosshatched pattern in white, brown and red.
W 435mm x H 1400mm x D 60mm
Verified by D Kaus 27/5/2013