'Sacred ceremony of Totem'


Two men performing the totemic dance. Both are squatting down looking toward each other. They are both decorated from the waist up and are holding two sticks each.

Formerly AP1092.

For mounted ablum photograph see AA 108/2/27/5_p26_AP1092, AA 108/12/26/5 and AA 108/24/67/2.

For glass slides and plates see AA 108/41/3_AP1092.

121. 'Sacred ceremony of Totem performed before newly initiated young man before taking him to the womens camp for the first time'.

Photograph taken MacDonnell Ranges, NT.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Arrernte.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/1/1/121
Date Range1890  -  1912
Quantity   1   Photograph (b&w print).
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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