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Jilamara

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Jilamara

2006

Janice Murray

Australian, born 1966

Artist Janice Murray: "Jilamara is a Tiwi word that means 'design' or 'pattern.' This is a pattern from the Pukumani burial ceremonies the Tiwi have performed ever since the ancestor Purukuparli died millennia ago, and the first burial ritual took place. Janice's traditional country at Tinganu (Impinari) is where these ancestral events occurred: Purukuparli's footprint is still there."
Hard-ground etching and aquatint printed in three colors printed from two copper plates
Image: 15 3/4 x 21 1/4in. (40 x 54cm)
Sheet: 22 1/16 x 29 15/16in. (56 x 76cm)
Gift of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
2007.81.5
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
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Not currently on view

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