(Australia – )
The rainbow serpent Narama and her sons
- Not on display
- Further information
The rainbow serpent, Narama, lives with her sons among rocks at the mouth of the Liverpool River in central Arnhem Land. If disturbed by strangers (i.e. non-countrymen) she 'bites' their spirit, killing them. When first angered, she huffs and snorts, then reveals herself in the form of a rainbow.
from Hetti Perkins et al., 'Crossing country: the alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004
- Place of origin
Western Arnhem Land,
- natural pigments on paper on cardboard
- 58.2 x 45.0 cm image/sheet; 76.0 x 63.4 x 3.0 cm frame
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of the Commonwealth Government 1956
- Accession number