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bark painting depicting a coiled snake
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • bark painting depicting a coiled snake, 1960s
  • Where object was made: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • bark, pigment
  • Object Height/Width: 81 x 39.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 31 7/8 x 15 1/2 in
  • Gift of James A. Sleeper
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2754

The image of a coiled black snake has four lizards, one in each corner. Two are black, two are dark yellow. There is a yellow circle at the center of the snake's coil. The field is decorated with short intersecting bands of red, black or yellow with white cross hatching.