Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collection made possible by Santos

Australian :: Decorative Arts

Paddle depicting two ancestral beings in dugout canoe

YUNUPINGU, attributed to Munggerawuy
Australia, c.1905 - 1979
Yolngu people, Northern Territory

Paddle depicting two ancestral beings in dugout canoe

1948 or 1952, Yirrkala, Northern Territory

natural ochres on carved wood

135.0 cm (length)

Gift of Charles P. Mountford 1957

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

AA642

Currently on display in Gallery 22A