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Ancestral connections : art and an Aboriginal system of knowledge / Howard Morphy

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Ancestral connections : art and an Aboriginal system of knowledge / Howard Morphy
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Ancestral connections : art and an Aboriginal system of knowledge / Howard Morphy
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Summary
Yolngu art as a communication system encoding meaning as form; relation of art to the systems of clan organisation and restricted (secret) knowledge; contact history and social contexts of art production; iconography of clan paintings; response to the art market; social organisation rights to land and law; marriage and kinship; rights to paintings; knowledge system - structure, inclusiveness, power, secrecy; role of paintings in ceremonies - burial rituals; range of meanings associated with paintings - examples used in ceremonies associated with the Wawilak Sisters and ancestral shark images; graphic components of painting - figurative and geometric, clan designs; chronological change - the Donald Thomson Collection, past and contemporary categories of painting, commercial art; iconographic analysis of Manggalili clan paintings; relation of events in painting to Yolngu cosmology - creative powers , life and death, male and female dualities
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Morphy, Howard
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Ancestral connections : art and an Aboriginal system of knowledge / Howard Morphy
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Publication
Note
Bibliography; p. 313-319; Includes index and tables
Control code
M0011707
Extent
xvii, 329 p.; ill., maps, port.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection ; copy 3 received from the library of Rhys Jones
Isbn
9780226538655
Stock number
09668b
System control number
0009511
Label
Ancestral connections : art and an Aboriginal system of knowledge / Howard Morphy
Publication
Note
Bibliography; p. 313-319; Includes index and tables
Control code
M0011707
Extent
xvii, 329 p.; ill., maps, port.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection ; copy 3 received from the library of Rhys Jones
Isbn
9780226538655
Stock number
09668b
System control number
0009511

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