Art/ Collection/ Art Object


mid-19th–early 20th century
Australia, Central Queensland, Queensland
Central Queensland
Wood, paint
H. 20 1/2 x W. 8 7/8 x D. 2 3/4 in. (52.1 x 22.6 x 7 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
Not on view
Douglas Newton, New York, until 1961; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1961, on permanent loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, 1961–1978

Lumholtz, Carl. Among Cannibals: An Account of Four Years' Travels in Australia and of Camp Life with the Aborigines of Queensland. New York: Charles Scribners' Sons, 1889, pp. 332–33.

McConnel, Ursula H. "Inspiration and Design in Aboriginal Art." Art in Australia (May 1935).

Brayshaw, Helen. Well Beaten Paths: Aborigines of the Herbert Burdekin District North Queensland: An Ethnographic and Archaeological Study. Townsville, Queensland: James Cook University of North Queensland, 1990, pp. 63–65.

Morphy, Howard. Aboriginal Art. London: Phaidon, 1998.

Khan, Kate. "Adornments and Design in North Queensland: A View from the Nineteenth Century." In The Oxford companion to Aboriginal art and culture, edited by Sylvia Kleinert, and Margo Neale. Melbourne and New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Davies, Susan. Collected: 150 Years of Aboriginal Art and Artifacts at the Macleay Museum. Sydney: The Macleay Museum of Natural History, University of Sydney, 2001–2003.

Kjellgren, Eric. How to Read Oceanic Art. How to Read 3. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014, p. 70.

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