Mimih Spirit
Mimih Spirit


According to the Kunwinjku people of West Arnhem Land, Mimih spirits were the original spirit beings, who taught Aboriginal people many of the skills they needed to survive in the bush. They also taught aspects of ceremony. Mimih spirits are believed to inhabit the rocky escarpments around Gunbalanya but because they are extremely timid, they are rarely seen by humans. They are frequently depicted in the rock art of Arnhem Land as small, dynamic figures, often shown with a range of hunting tools such as spears, spear throwers, dilly bags and fire sticks.

Size 22 x 47 cm | Medium Bark | Catalogue # 1597-23 | Year 2023

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Artist  Dallas Kelly

Dallas Kelly is the son of Shirley Nganjmirra and David Kelly.


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Size 22 x 47 cm
Medium  Bark
Catalogue # 1597-23
Year 2023

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