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

On display on Level G


Rembarrnga people


Tortoise, frogs and snakes 1987-88 Description: (An installation of 200 hollow log coffins)

Collection Title: The Aboriginal Memorial
Place made: Jarruluk (Beswick), South-Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: sculptures, installation, natural earth pigments on wood

Dimensions: height 104.0 h cm diameter top 11.0 h cm diameter base 10.5 h cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of funds from National Gallery admission charges and commissioned in 1987.
Accession No: NGA 87.2240.194