DETAIL : Jimmy BAKER 'Katatjita' 2006 synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Courtesy of Marshall Arts Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery, � Jimmy Baker
Wamud NAMOK | Ngalyod I

 
NAMOK, Wamud
Australia 1926 /1928 – 2009
Ngalyod I 2005
Painting
Bark painting
natural earth pigments on stringybark
45.0 (h) x 134.0 (w) cm
Courtesy of private collection
© Wamud NAMOK, Injalak Arts.
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Ngalyod the Rainbow Serpent is an important ancestral being in Western Arnhem Land, where it appears in its various manifestations in local creation stories. It is believed that, as a serpent, it tunnels underground using barbed extensions from its head and the bony protuberance from its chest as aids.