Collection Online

Mimih spirits
(c. 1945)

earth pigments on Stringybark (Eucalyptus sp.)
55.3 × 21.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Kunbarllanjnja (Oenpelli), Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Rex Ball, Member, 1995
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
A male mimih spirit is depicted approaching a female mimih. Both figures are expressively drawn and are decorated with fine 'rarrk' (cross-hatching). They gesture to each other in an animated way and their sexual attributes are clearly indicated, differentiating the male from the female.