Aboriginal painting in natural ochre, charcoal and kaolin with natural binder painted on art board.
Wuyal (Sugar Boy)
Nirritja Wanambi.
16 inches x 12 inches, framed
Australian Aboriginal bark painting

The subject is Wuyal, (Creator Ancestor) also known as the Sugar Boy because of the sugar bag around his neck. Recalled in the verbal Dreamtime stories of the Yirrkala people.
As Wuyal travelled through Marrakula clan land, Wuyal downed trees to get the honey hives. Rivers formed where the trees fell.
Acquired in 1990 at Buku-Larrngay Arts, Yirrkala. (Independent documentation available)

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