TLF ID M012453
This is a larrakitj (hollow funeral pole) sculpture created and painted by Yolngu artist Gulumbu Yunupingu. It depicts the universe ('Garak'); not only all the stars that can be seen with the naked eye but everything that exists beyond. The larrakitj is shown here in a colour image that can be enlarged and is accompanied by a detailed written commentary. Measuring 304 cm high and 25 cm in diameter and painted with natural earth pigments, the sculpture forms part of the collection of the National Gallery of Australia.