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Title

Untitled


Artist

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri

Australia

circa 1926 - 16 Aug 1998

Language group

Pintupi, Western Desert region


About

The Papunya Tula documentation for MN940258 states:

This painting depicts the Kungka Kutjarra (Two women) at the site of Putja, a rockhole to the south of the Kintore community. While at this site the two women played the manimani game. This game involves clearing an area of ground directly in front of them and placing leaves to represent an imaginary family. During this the ground is tapped lightly with a small stick and songs are chanted. This game is said to attract an eligible male.


Details


Date

1994


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Dimensions

89.5 x 45.0 cm stretcher


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2006


Location

Not on display


Accession number

168.2006


Artist information

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri

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Works in the collection

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