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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art
The Aboriginal Memorial gallery See nearby items (accurate to +/- 12 hrs)


Gupapuyngu people

Australia 1934 – 1992

Barracuda, Yalur, sea snakes, sea urchins 1987-88 Description: white top and base, black painted eye, white tooth forks (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 238.5 h cm diameter top 19.0 h cm diameter base 16.5 h cm teeth 42.0 h
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of funds from National Gallery admission charges and commissioned in 1987.
Accession No: NGA 87.2240.75