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Kuninjku (Eastern Kunwinjku) people

Australia 1899 /1903 – 1976

Maralaitj, the Earth Mother [Bark painting: Maralaitj, the creator-ancestress, giving birth to the northern tribes] c.1973 Place made: Minjilang (Croker Island), western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, bark paintings, natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

Dimensions: 85.3 h x 43.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976 Collected by Sandra Le Brun Holmes, Sydney
Accession No: NGA 76.153.19
Image rights: © the estate of the artist licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd