University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitleBandicoot Men and Fire
Object Number:2003-26-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Australia
Northern Australia
Arnhem Land
Northeastern Arnhem Land
Maker: Munggurrawuy Yunapingu
Date Made: Before 1974
Early Date: 1964
Late Date: 1974
Materials:Eucalyptus Bark
Height: 49.5 cm
Width: 24 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. and Mrs. William E. Stephens, 2003


Painting by Munggurrawuy Yunapingu depicting two Bandicoot Men escaping a great fire by submerging themselves in the Gainmaui River. The diamond pattern at the sides is a clan design, in this case representing fire. Top and bottom of bark inserted into split sticks.

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