- Museum number
- Object: Koel cuckoo at Djerrakpi
Bark painting depicting a pair of carved wooden, ceremonial Koel cuckoo at Djerrakpi. Painted in black, white, and red-ochre coloured paints on a roughly rectangular piece of bark with two wooden split stick supports placed on either side of the short ends, lashed with string. Supports painted black.
- Production date
- 20thC (before 1986)
Length: 130 centimetres
Width: 39 centimetres (bark)
Width: 51.80 centimetres (frame)
Depth: 4.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Card label tied to support reads: "GUWAK ancestral Koel Cuckoo at Djerrakpi with clan design for Manggalili people. Artist: Galuma Wirrpanda. Clan: Manggalili. Moiety: Yirritja. Homeland Centre: Yirrkala. Cat no. 4333."
Supporting documentation compiled in 1986 by Julie House, Craft Advisor, Yirrkala (Eth.Doc 1064), notes that Galuma (nee Maymuru) and her husband, Dhukal Wirrpanda, have "recently moved to Dhurruputjpi where they are establishing a centre for Bottom Djapu people." She notes that Bottom Djapu people are a small section of a clan, outnumbered by Top Djapu people.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number