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earth pigments on bark
88.0 × 44.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Yirrkala, Northern Territory
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen u.l.: 33 [inclosed in box]
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen u.r.: F285
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen u.r.: 1969
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen c.r.: 1969
inscribed in red fibre-tipped pen u.l.: MUNGURRAWUY
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Gabrielle Pizzi, Fellow, 1997
© The Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, courtesy of Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala
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
This painting represents Baru, the ancestral crocodile man who created fire for the first time in Madarrpa country in the ancestral period. The fire spread through territory of the other Yirritja moiety clans who own connected parts of the Fire Dreaming and share versions of this diamond design.