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: Ethnography

: painting

: Gumana, Birriktji

: Sheet of inner bark, used as a canvas, cut from the stringy-bark tree. Earth pigments are used for the paint. Painted on one side with a bird and lizard or turtle design in red, black, yellow white. The bark exhibits a steep but natural curl. "PAINTED BY BIRRIKITJI" is written on the back of the bark (in Ben Probert's handwriting). Waterhole at Gangan, Caledon Bay, North east Arnhem Land: information from Howard Morphy 2017 Artist name - Birriktji Gumana born around 1890

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: Probert Collection

: Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia, Oceania / Australasia, Pacific

: Caledon Bay?

: Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia, Oceania / Australasia, Pacific

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: Gumana, Birriktji

: 1960-1980

: Donated by Mrs Brunswick-Probert, 1994.