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1985.0259.0272 is one six bark paintings and 18 artefacts under the heading 'Djumbarpuyngu Matha ? Gwiula Mala - Yirritja Moiety ? Mortuary Rites' on Davidson's collection list.
The butterflies who sustain the 'shades' with nectar, on their long journey to the spirit world. Below is the totemic yam? (Collection list for Davidson collection, p. 24).
A bark painting worked with ochres on bark. The painting is divided into two panels with the upper panel divided into five columns each containing a series of black, white, red or yellow butterflies. The lower panel depicts a large yam plant with black, red and yellow fruit and leaves.
W 540mm x H 1017mm x D 23mm
Verified by D Kaus 13/11/2012
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