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Namorrorddo spirits
(c. 1980)

Medium
earth pigments on Stringybark (Eucalyptus sp.)
Measurements
90.3 × 46.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Kunbarllanjnja (Oenpelli), Northern Territory
Accession Number
1996.676
Department
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1996
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Two Namorrorddo spirits are depicted with spearthrowers and a club. These are identifiable by their long claws with which they grip their human victims. The beard is also a distinguishing feature.