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George Dhangi

Deceased
b. 1947
Gupapuyngu clan

Guku Galinyin (Yirritja Bee Hive and Honey Body Paint Design) 2017
Ochre on Eucalyptus Bark
44.5 x 19 in / 113 x 49cm
#3389-17

The diamond pattern in this work depicts Guku Galanyin (bee hive wax). The hive
is full of eggs and owing Guku (honey), represented by the cross hatching in the centre of the work. This body paint design is worn during important law ceremonies.
‘The diamond pattern in this work represents Guku Galanyin (bee hive wax). The hive is empty, but the potential of flowing ‘Guku’ (honey) is represented by the Rarrk (cross hatching) in the centre of the work. This body paint design is worn during important law ceremonies.

$2250 US / $2750 AU

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