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Wayarra spirit
1981

Medium
earth pigments on Stringybark (Eucalyptus sp.)
Measurements
113.5 × 40.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Maningrida, Northern Territory
Accession Number
1995.720
Department
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1995
©Wally Mandarrk/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
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Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Bark painting depicting 'Wayarra', a male ancestral spirit, distinguished by his beard. Figure is decorated with elaborate body designs and carries a woven dilly bag, a goanna is also shown.