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funeral corroboree: decorated dancers
  • Balilbalil
    active 1950–1965
    active: Australia
  • funeral corroboree: decorated dancers, 1950–1965
  • Where object was made: Oenpelli, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
  • eucalyptus tree bark, pigment, wood, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 83 x 59 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 32 5/8 x 23 1/4 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Edward L. Ruhe
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0167

Flattened rectangle of bark with a straight dowel of wood at the short ends, tied at regular intervals. Brown field. Two rows of four highly stylized standing human figures, identified as dancers. Each has a cross hatched pattern on the body in red and white, their hair stands on end. Each has two very large stylized feathers at each hip and a rectangular block to the left of each dancer.