Groote Eylandt bark painting
Groote Eylandt Aboriginal bark painting of a Dugong for sale
Object type: Bark painting
Locality: Groote Eylandt Northern territory Australia
Artist: Unknown possibly Kulprati
Width: 41 cm
This bark is typical of early Groote Eylandt art. it depicts a single totemic animal on a black background. The dugong is an important and very spiritual animal. It is one of the few animals that cry tears when it is killed.