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ID: 300393251
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300393251

 

Record Type: concept
larrakitj (funerary sculpture, <sculpture by function>, ... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Hollow wooden memorial poles that were used by the ancient Yolngu peoples of Central and Eastern Arnhem Land to store the bones of the deceased during mortuary ceremonies. Modern artists produce new larrakitj to educate Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Larrikitj are often painted with designs and symbols representing clans or relationships.
 
Terms:
larrakitj (preferred,C,U,English-P,UF,L,B)
larrakitj (Australian native language-P,UF,U,B)
larrikitj (C,U,English,UF,L,B)
larrikitj (Australian native language,UF,U,B)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.VC

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name)
.... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Visual Works (hierarchy name)
........ Visual Works (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of visual works (works)
............ visual works (works) (G)
Hierarchy of <visual works by material or technique>
................ <visual works by material or technique> (G)
Hierarchy of sculpture (visual works)
.................... sculpture (visual works) (G)
Hierarchy of <sculpture by function>
........................ <sculpture by function> (G)
Hierarchy of funerary sculpture
............................ funerary sculpture (G)
Hierarchy of larrakitj
................................ larrakitj (G)

Related concepts:
contextualized in ....  memorial services
................................  (cultural ceremonies, ceremonies, ... Events (hierarchy name)) [300379015]
made of/require ....  wood (plant material)
............................  (<wood and wood by product>, plant material, ... Materials (hierarchy name)) [300011914]

Sources and Contributors:
larrakitj............  [VP Preferred]
....................  Brody, Larrakitj: Kerry Stokes Collection (2011) 1
....................  Radford, Collection Highlights: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2014) 34
....................  Rothwell, Poles of Yolngu Life, The Australian (2012) accessed 22 October 2014
larrikitj............  [VP]
....................  Radford, Collection Highlights: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2014) 34
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Brody, Larrakitj: Kerry Stokes Collection (2011) 1
.......... Radford, Collection Highlights: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2014) 34
.......... Rothwell, Poles of Yolngu Life, The Australian (2012) accessed 22 October 2014

 

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