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A bark painting depicting Namarrkon, the Lightning Man. It is painted initially as a white silhouette. The crouching figure has been infilled with red hatching in segments created by oblique white lines bordered by red. A white band extends vertically from the neck to the groin dividing the figure in two. The spirit's testes are each divided into two red segments by a white mid segment. There are hatched lines extend from the spirit's head to the testes (kun-korn). Similar bands joint the spirit's wrists and ankles. These are called mankoy and represent the lightning bolts and the smell which accompanies a lightning strike. The spirit's eyes and mouth are drawn in red ochre, and the cheeks and brows are filled with red cross hatching. There are stone axes (Karramalk) projecting from the spirit's knees.
W 295mm x H 605mm