- Museum number
- Object: Crocodile
Painting made of bark, with wood supports at either end, in mid-brown, red-brown, black and white. Depicts two crocodiles (baru), on a background design of diamonds, which represent white-barked eucalyptus (gudirri). The white area between the crocodiles' heads represent the fire the crocodiles obtained from the eucalyptus tree; the area in the centre represents freshwater, and the area at their tails is saltwater flowing upriver with the tide.
- Production date
- 20thC (before 1986)
Length: 89.50 centimetres (appx)
Width: 59 centimetres (appx)
- Curator's comments
- Buku Larrngay Arts label: 'Artist: BIRRPUNU MUNUNGGURR Clan: GUMATJ Moiety: YIRRITJA Homeland centre: YIRRKALA Cat no.: 5064.
Description: 'Baru. The Ancestral Crocodile at his site in GUMATJ country with the clan diamond design representing fire.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number