The Groper Fish

BUNAYA: artist

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About the work

This is an important painting in the old, authentic traditional style by a master painter long dead. It shows the Elyakilya or Groper fish, which appears in the Milky Way and belongs to the Mamariga clan. Bunaya was from Umbakumba.
Field: Field Museum, Chicago. 1972. Cat.
deYoung: M.H deYoung Memorial Museum, San Fransisco. 1974. Cat.
The Groper Fish
Artist/Maker and role
BUNAYA: artist
ochres on eucalyptus bark
23.8 x 52.0cm
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Purchased through the Western Australian Government, 1988
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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This is one of the bark paintings in our collection.