Collection Online
earth pigments on Stringybark
17.8 × 31.6 cm
Place/s of Execution
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Gabriella Roy, Member, 1996
© Thomas Nanjiwarra Amagula/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
A Macassan prau is depicted on a plain black ground in characteristic Groote Eylandt style. The prau has a cloth sail and rigging. Two oarsmen and a head man are shown on board, together with a turtle. The image is painted in flat blocks of colour without subsidiary patterning.