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A bark painting of ochres on bark, depicting an Opossum Tree Story or Dreaming. Down the centre of the painting, Guwak the night bird sits on top of a Manggalili ceremonial rangga or tree. Guwak is a dark coloured, long beaked bird standing on top of the yellow, T-shaped tree, down each side of the tree are two cicadas and four possums. The background is divided into panels by solid and dashed bands with an overall crosshatch pattern.
W 230mm x H 815mm
Date received at Australian Institute of Anatomy