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


Gupapuyngu people

Australia 1936 – 2005

Long-necked tortoise, catfish, herringbone 1987-88 Description: five bands of designs | long necked tortoise alternating with ell tailed catfish and herringbone design. Black base, yellow top with white band and white 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 327.0 h cm diameter top 20.5 h cm diameter base 17.0 h cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of funds from National Gallery admission charges and commissioned in 1987.
Accession No: NGA 87.2240.95