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This painting depicts the crocodile who lived in a lagoon on the land side of a mountain range south of Maningrida. He decided to go to the sea, so he chewed his way through the ranges to the sea, and created the Liverpool River.
A painting on bark depicting a crocodile, using brown and cream coloured ochre. The crocodile is depicted in plan except the head which is shown in profile, and is positioned in an S shape up to the edges of the bark. The body is divided into multiple segments infilled with dots, lines and fine cross hatching. The background is not painted. On the reverse, handwritten black text in one corner is partially covered by a structural support, and reads '274 / [Milaybuma?] 7 cx'.
W 605mm x H 1100mm x D 40mm