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Djaum people

Australia Died 1955 /1959

Flying Foxes hanging upside down in paperbark trees over a creek 1954 Place made: Roper River region, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, cardboard; earth pigments drawing in brush and natural earth pigments Support: thin cream wove cardboard

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper right centre in black pencil, 'Painting by Bimma, Djanan Tribe / Roper River. Flying foxes hanging / upside down in paper-bark trees / over creek. Also born in ritual ceremony. / Bimma died approx. 1957.'
Dimensions: sheet 64.6 h x 45.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: National Gallery of Australia
Accession No: NGA 00.301.15