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ID: 300393252
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300393252

 

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

 

Note: Aboriginal Australian hollow-log funerary poles that were used during the second mortuary ceremony of Central Arnhem Land. The second mortuary ceremony symbolized the transition of the soul of the deceased from this world to the afterlife. Made from a tree trunk, dupun are hollowed out, cleaned, and painted with a clan's totemic design. After the mourning period, the bones of the deceased are painted and put inside the dupun.
 
Terms:
dupun (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,L,B)
dupun (Australian native language-P,D,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 dupun
................................ dupun (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:
dupun............  [VP Preferred]
..............  Green, Building the Collection (2003) 199
..............  Peterson et al., The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections (2008) 411
..............  Radford, Collection Highlights: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2014) 37
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Green, Building the Collection (2003) 199
.......... Peterson et al., The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections (2008) 411
.......... Radford, Collection Highlights: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2014) 37

 

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