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In 'Ancestral Connections: Art and an Aboriginal System of knowledge' (pp245-274) anthropologist Howard Morphy discusses the meaning of this and other Yingapungapu paintings done by Narritjin Maymuru.
A bark painting worked with ochres on bark and with a wooden restrainer at one end. The painting depicts a central, yellow elliptical form containing a design incorporating a crab, six fish and two bird. There is a smaller elliptical form in each corner containing similar designs. The painting has a crosshatched background.
W 605mm x H 1240mm x D 55mm
Date of purchase
Purchased for $55
Verified by D Kaus 6/9/2013