Natural Earth Pigments on Wood
160 x 25 cm
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ID: 11987 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
Private Collection, NSW StoryHollow log cofﬁns are central to the funeral ceremony practiced by the people of Arnhem Land. The hollow logs, which housed the ochred bones of the deceased person, were painted with clan designs and placed into the ground where they were left to decay naturally.
The thin and delicate rarrk (crosshatching) reverberates with the power of ancestral beings who inhabit Arnhem Land.
Residence: Maningrida area
Region: Central Arnhem Land
bought at the Myers exhibition in 1978
Private Collection, NSW