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Watercolour of ceremonial objects, ca. 1954 / possibly drawn by Albert Namatjira

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Watercolour of ceremonial objects, ca. 1954 / possibly drawn by Albert Namatjira

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SSV/118

Record identifier

92eVz7yY

Watercolour of ceremonial objects, ca. 1954 / possibly drawn by Albert Namatjira

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Watercolour of ceremonial objects, ca. 1954 / possibly drawn by Albert Namatjira

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Watercolour of ceremonial objects, ca. 1954 / possibly drawn by Albert Namatjira

Date

ca. 1954

Call Numbers

SSV/118

Record Identifier

92eVz7yY
Physical Description

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1 watercolour - 27.9 x 16.8 cm

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Copyright status : In copyright - Life of artist plus 70 years.

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

A watercolour depicting three objects, one of which is probably a tnatantja (totem pole). The objects are surrounded by smaller figures of a kangaroo and bee, and small namatuna (bull-roarers).

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Full title

Watercolour of ceremonial objects, ca. 1954 / possibly drawn by Albert Namatjira

NOTES

Signature / Inscriptions

Inscribed in pencil on front "Maninbala[?]", "Ngarwul", "Kurraba", and "Karwadi", with arrows pointing to objects. Inscribed in pen "yarramulinya mialli [?]"[?] [i.e. yarramulindji[?]] with arrow pointing to probable tnatantja.
Inscribed in pen on reverse "Reference to this painting is in preface to "The Feathered Serpent". Painted especially f...

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Presented by Lynne Kelly (nee Frolich) via the Art Gallery of New South Wales, April 2010

Administrative / Biographical history

In 1954, assisted by the Commonwealth Literary Fund, Roland Robinson undertook an expedition to the Northern Territory to "gather and preserve as much of the aborigines' mythology as I could". At Haast's Bluff he met Albert Namatjira (Tonanga). He spent time with Namatjira and the Arranda [i.e. Aranda] recording their myths and stories. Tonanga'...

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SSV/118

Record Identifier

92eVz7yY

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893367

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