Collection Online
Medium
earth pigments on Stringybark (Eucalyptus sp.)
Measurements
70.2 × 35.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Kalumburu, Western Australia
Inscription
inscribed (vertically) in chalk on reverse l.l.: PS853 / ORHO
Accession Number
O.117-1991
Department
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria, 1991
� Rosie Karadada/Licensed by Copyright Agency, 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
Physical description
A Wandjina is shown, inspired by figures found in cave paintings of the Kimberley. The lines coming from the hairdress symbolize clouds. The body markings indicate o:nmal (white ochre painting).