University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitleThree Pied Geese
Object Number:2003-26-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Australia
Northern Australia
Central Arnhem Land
Maker: Dick Ngulmarmar
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Eucalyptus Bark
Pigment
Height: 69 cm
Width: 45.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. and Mrs. William E. Stephens, 2003

Description

Bark painting by Dick Nulmarrmarr depicting three Pied (Magpie) geese. Stalks and leaves of water plants in the background. Every year in the wet season men come to the lagoon where the geese come to lay their eggs. For days everyone feasts on the eggs. Strips of wood glued to back, top and bottom.


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New Acquisition: Australian Bark Paintings ( Nov 2004 - 25 Apr 2005) View Objects in Exhibition

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