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untitled (turtle and fish)
  • Narritjin Maymurra
    active: Australia
  • untitled (turtle and fish), circa 1975
  • Where object was made: Australia
  • pigment, eucalyptus bark
  • Object Height/Width: 93.5 x 36.8 cm
    Object Height/Width: 36 3/4 x 14 1/2 in
  • Gift of Larry W. Tobias
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0270

Rectangular piece of flattened bark. Turtle in center and fish on either side, facing opposite directions. Turtle is yellow with three rows of diamonds, two in white and one in red-brown. White detail on legs. Each fish is yellow with white gills. Field is divided into blocks of triangles or lines, with crosshatched color in yellow, red-brown, or black.