Aboriginal bark painting – frogs and snakes
Australian Aboriginal bark painting – frogs and snakes
Artist: Nadj (Nadjalgala) Wurramara
Language group: Anindilyakwa
Place of painting: Groote Eylandt, East Coast of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory
Materials: Natural earth (ochre) pigments and binder painted on eucalyptus bark; branches are secured across each end of the bark slab with string.
Dimensions: 96L x 47W cm.
Date of creation: 15 May 1984
Provenance: Mimi Aboriginal Arts and Crafts, Katherine, Northern Territory
Stock no: P004
Other comments: The back of the painting bears a page from Mimi Aboriginal Arts and Crafts describing the painting as follows: “Bark painting of 2 dilaburnda (frogs) and 2 yiningburna (Jaragba mythical snake), also spear (lama). The cave is home for the snakes but not for the frog.”
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