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Munuparriwuy Wanambi bark painting
The National Museum is renowned for having the world's largest collection of Aboriginal bark paintings.
This rare and historic work by Munuparriwuy Wanambi, an early artist of the Marrakulu clan from Yirrkala on the Gove Peninsula, Northern Territory is an excellent early example of the sacred art of eastern Arnhem Land.
The bark (painted around 1948) is of particular value to the Museum's National Historical Collection. It will expand the historical period represented in the collection and, in exhibition, allow comparisons of stylistic and iconographic variations in eastern Arnhem Land bark painting over the past 60 years.
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