The two figures shown dancing are Possum Men with the tracks detailed at the bottom being
Possum feet and the wavy lines the trail left by the Possum’s tail as he moves along. The
symbolism is repeated on the ceremonial shield and boomerang held by one of the men and the S
shape on their caps. The other figure holds a large fighting stick.
Clifford did some figurative work early in his career and returned to it in a very limited way
towards the end of it. They are rare.