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Eastern Arnhem Land bark painting depicting Tyambul, the Thunderman, and the myth with the spirit children and the turtle, ca. 1948 [picture] / Charles Mountford
Bib ID 6100787
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976
 
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Description ca. 1948 
1 photograph : b&w ; image 15.1 x 20.4 cm., on card 20.7 x 25.1 cm. 
Series

Australian Information Service collection.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer.

Part of the Australian Information Service collection.

Inscriptions: "L. 12551 Art of Eastern Arnhem Land. Tyambul, the Thunder man. Tyambul is the centrak figure, the boomerang-shaped design above him is the rainbow and the curving lines falling from that design, rain. Tyambul sends the spirit children, (held by hand), into the sea. They enter a turtle, upper right, which is caught by the men in the canoe. Collected by Charles P. Mountford. Arnhem Land Expedition"--Printed on verso. Australian Info Services label.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-138129589

Subjects Bark painting -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Photographs.  |  Mythology, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Photographs.
Other authors/contributors Australian Information Service

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