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Title

Two quiet snakes dreaming

1972


Artist

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri

Australia

circa 1927 -

Language group

Anmatyerr, Central Desert region


Details


Place where the work was made

Papunya Northern Territory Australia


Date

1972


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved and painted wood


Dimensions

6.5 x 71.5 x 17.5 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1996


Location

Not on display


Accession number

574.1996


Artist information

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
Papunya

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Geoffrey Bardon, Papunya Tula: Art of the Western Desert, Victoria, 1991, 71 (colour illus.).

Jonathan Cooper (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales Bulletin, 'Yiribana Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Gallery', pg. 14-15, Sydney, May 1998-Jul 1998, 14 (colour illus.).

Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999.