BINMA, Kangaroo spirit forms born from Eingana (Rainbow snake) Enlarge 1 /1


Djaum people

Australia Died 1955 /1959

Kangaroo spirit forms born from Eingana (Rainbow snake) 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, 'Painted by old man Bimma, Djauan Tribe / Roper River N.T. / Two bargaroo spriit forms born from / (Eingana) Bolony the Rainbow Snake (in ceremony) / myth in 'Feathered Serpents'. 'Eingana the mother'. / Bimma died aprrox. 1957.
Dimensions: sheet 77.6 h x 48.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: National Gallery of Australia
Accession No: NGA 00.301.16
Subject: Australia, Animal: Kangaroo