Collection Online
Medium
earth pigments on Stringybark (Eucalyptus sp.)
Measurements
83.4 × 58.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Minjilang, Croker Island, Northern Territory
Accession Number
2013.614
Department
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Louise Rath in memory of Rene Davidson through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2013
© Jimmy Midjawmidjaw/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Kandakid, the male plains kangaroo is represented in X-ray and bears rarrk (crosshatched designs) for the Mardayin ceremony on his hind legs, indicating his Dreaming significance. A male Mimih hunter carrying a dilly bag is depicted on the right as a red ochre shadow on the white background, with spears and spear thrower nearby. In common with the artist’s paintings of human figures, the mimih’s genitalia is clearly indicated.