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funeral corroboree: dance of the host tribe
  • Balilbalil
    active 1950–1965
    active: Australia
  • funeral corroboree: dance of the host tribe, 1950–1965
  • Where object was made: Oenpelli, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
  • eucalyptus tree bark, pigment, wood, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 58.5 x 56 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 23 1/16 x 22 1/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Edward L. Ruhe
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0172
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Flattend square of bark with a wooden rod across the top and bottom, held in place with plant fiber cords at regular intervals. Brown field. Five human figures. Four are deeply bent, the bottom facing right figure is mostly vertical. They are all filled with red and white crosshatching. There is an irregular shape at the top facing left, and a "T" shaped object next to it. Both are filled with red and white crosshatching.