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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art
The Aboriginal Memorial gallery See nearby items

On display on Level G


Ganalbingu people

Australia 1934 – 1998

Snake and Warrnyu (flying fox) 1987-88 Description: Four bands of designs, 1) Warrnyu 2) snake 3) Warrnyu 4) snake. Red base, white with red and yellow eye (An installation of 200 hollow log coffins)

Collection Title: The Aboriginal Memorial
Place made: Ramingining, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: sculptures, installation, natural earth pigments on wood

Dimensions: height 264.0 h cm diameter top 16.5 h cm diameter base 14.5 h cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of funds from National Gallery admission charges and commissioned in 1987.
Accession No: NGA 87.2240.19