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funeral corroboree: the departure
  • Balilbalil
    active 1950–1965
    active: Australia
  • funeral corroboree: the departure, 1950–1965
  • Where object was made: Oenpelli, Arnhem Land, Australia
  • eucaluptus tree bark, pigment, wood, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 59 x 49 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 23 1/4 x 19 1/4 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Edward L. Ruhe
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0170

Flattened rectangular piece of bark. Wooden dowel at top and bottom held in place with plant fiber cords at regular intervals. Brown field. Two rows of five standing human figures. Filled with red and white crosshatching. Each figure carries a long objects in their hands or a burden on the head.