Pythons and Waterlilies

George Milpurrurru, Ganalbingu / Australian, 1934 - 1998
Central Arnhem Land
Northern Territory


about 1988

Bark Painting, Natural ochres on stringybark

Overall: 20 1/16 × 10 13/16 in. (51 × 27.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Will Owen and Harvey Wagner



Place Made: Australia, Oceania


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

Environmental Studies 26.01, Soil Ecological Systems, Bala Chaudary, Spring 2023

Anthropology 3.01, Introduction to Anthropology, Charis Ford Morrison Boke, Summer 2023

Exhibition History

Pigment of Imagination, Class of 1967 Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, April 15-August 5, 2022.


Sotheby's, Aboriginal Art, Lot 538, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; sold to Will Owen (1952-2015) and Harvey Wagner (1931-2017), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, July 2004; given to present collection, 2009.

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