Aboriginal bark painting – frogs and snakes

Aboriginal bark painting – frogs and snakes

SKU: P004
$950.00Price

 

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

 

Condition: Excellent

 

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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