- Museum number
- Object: Djanda - sand goannas at Yalangbara
Painting on bark, depicts a female and male goanna with Murrnyi plant, roots, sand. Surface of the bark fully painted, in yellow, black and red-ochre coloured paint. Stick mounts lashed with string to the short edges of the rectangular bark, painted black.
- Production date
- 20thC (before 1986)
Length: 92.40 centimetres
Width: 45.50 centimetres (mount)
Width: 38.50 centimetres (painting)
Depth: 3.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text on Buku Larngay Arts label:
'Djanda (two goannas one male and one female. They are lying under a Murrnyi plant with sacred clan design to Rirratjingu people'
Page of text pasted to back of bark:
This painting is owned by Matpupuyngu No 1
Ray's father Gulurungu story and bark painting story painting by Djankawu.
Two Djanda one male and one female. They are lying under a Murrnyi Plant that's where the dots are. The lines above their heads are root type food called Banggatha or Gomili. The white painting is the sand where they dig to make their home. This painting is only for the Yalangbara area only. The one on the Right is the female djanda, and she is disturbed by the male djanda, and she looks fat because she is ready to lay her eggs. The red, yellow and black has always been used in this painting. Painting by Roy Marika.'.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number