Girri (Wagilag Ceremonial Emblems)

Dawidi, Australian (Liyajawumirr), about 1921 - 1970, Liyagawumirr, Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia

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about 1965

Ochres on stringybark

Overall: 28 3/4 x 16 1/8 in. (73 x 41 cm)

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

2011.43.97

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Australia, Indigenous Australia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Bark Painting

Classification

Painting

Oceania

Not on view

Course History

NAS 42, Gender Issues in Native American Life, Vera Palmer, Fall 2012

ARTH 16, ANTH 50, Australian Aborigional Art, Howard Morphy, Fall 2012

WRIT 5, Indigenous Knowledge and Development, Kenneth Bauer, Winter 2013

SART 20, SART 71, Drawing II, Drawing III, Colleen Randall, Fall 2012

WRIT 5, Nature and Imagination: The Meanings of Place, William Nichols, Fall 2012

ARTH 16, ANTH 50, Australian Aborigional Art, Howard Morphy, Fall 2012

ARTH 16, ANTH 50, Australian Aborigional Art, Howard Morphy, Fall 2012

THEA 28, Dance Composition, Ford Evans, Fall 2012

SART 15, Drawing I, Gerald Auten, Fall 2012

ARTH 16, ANTH 50, Australian Aborigional Art, Howard Morphy, Fall 2012

SART 25, Painting I, Esme Thompson, Fall 2012

SART 25, Painting I, Enrico Riley, Fall 2012

ANTH 30, Hunters and Gatherers, Nathaniel Dominy, Fall 2012

SART 30, Photography II, Brian Miller, Fall 2012

SART 29, Photography I, Brian Miller, Fall 2012

Exhibition History

Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 15, 2012-March 10, 2013; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo,Ohio, April 11-July 14, 2013.

Publication History

Stephen Gilchrist, editor, Crossing Cultures, The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Art at the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2012, p. 121, no. 2.

Provenance

Sotheby's, Aboriginal Art, Lot 335, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; sold to Will Owen (1952-2015) and Harvey Wagner (1931-2017), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, July 2003; given to present collection, 2011.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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