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screenprinted cotton
68.0 cm (centre back) 78.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, inside centre back, printed in red and black on white: SARA THORN / ABYSS / BRUCE SLORACH
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1997
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Long sleeve white cotton t-shirt with black striped cotton knit cuffs and neck. The back has a red, green, black and gold printed design of Byzantine style Madonna head, surrounded by a rose and thorn border. One sleeve has a printed Madonna figure, the other a mermaid. The front has a printed design in black and green incorporating pirates, cherubs and Indian motifs.