DETAIL : Jimmy BAKER 'Katatjita' 2006 synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Courtesy of Marshall Arts Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery, � Jimmy Baker
Wamud  NAMOK | Ngalyod I

NAMOK, Wamud
Australia 1926 /1928 – 2009
Ngalyod I 2005
Bark painting
natural earth pigments on stringybark
45.0 (h) x 134.0 (w) cm
Courtesy of private collection
© Wamud NAMOK, Injalak Arts.

Ngalyod the Rainbow Serpent is an important ancestral being in Western Arnhem Land, where it appears in its various manifestations in local creation stories. It is believed that, as a serpent, it tunnels underground using barbed extensions from its head and the bony protuberance from its chest as aids.