An image of Lany'tjung Banaidja Story 3

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

(Australia circa 1907 – 12 Apr 1979)

Community
Biranybirany (Caledon Bay), Arnhem region
Language group
Gumatj, Arnhem region

Lany'tjung Banaidja Story 3

Other titles:
Laindjung - Banaidja myth, Lany'tjung - Barama myth
Location
Not on display
Further information

Depicted in the centre is a Ngärra ceremony taking place on the ceremonial ground. Four of the figures are holding paperbark representations of Banaidja with which they beat the ground. The top and bottom sections show Munggurrawuy's Yirritja diamond pattern referring to the ancestral fire.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Place of origin
North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
1960
Media
Bark painting
Medium
natural pigments on bark
Dimensions
124.5 x 53.4 cm
Credit
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1960
Accession number
IA29.1960
Copyright
© Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu. licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.