Wurtja decorated before circumcision


Two youths painted with sacred totemic designs before circumcision ceremony in the foreground. There is a clearing in the middle ground with other men gathered off to the side.

Formerly AP1184.

For mounted album photograph see AA108/2/50/5_p49_AP1184 & AA108/22/9/3.

For glass slides and plates see AA108/41/3.

470. 'Two youths painted with totem Ilkinya just before being circumcised'.
471. 'Two youths decorated in readiness for the rite of circumcision showing Apulla ground with assembled natives'.

Photograph taken MacDonnell Ranges, NT.

Tindale Tribes: Aranda.

AIATSIS Tribal/Language Groups: Arrernte.

CreatorFrancis James Gillen
ControlAA 108/50/1/3/470-471
Date Range1890  -  1902
Quantity   2   Print (Sepia print, b&w print from slide).
FormatsLoose Photographic Prints
Series AA 108/50
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