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Title

Untitled

(2004)

Artist

Naata Nungurrayi

Australia

circa 1932 –

Language group: Pintupi, Western Desert region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Walungurru (Kintore) Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    (2004)
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    153.0 x 122.0 cm stretcher
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2006
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    49.2006
    Copyright
    © Naata Nunurrayi. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd

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    Artist information
    Naata Nungurrayi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The Papunya Tula Artists documentation for this work states:

    This painting depicts designs associated with the soakage water site of Unkunya, west of the Pollock Hills in Western Australia. The Two Snake Dreaming passed through this site after travelling from far in the east. The soakages at the site, represented by the large roundels, were said to have been formed by the snakes at the point where they went underground.

    In mythological times a group of ancestral women travelled through this site from the west on their way to Marrapinti. At Marrapinti the women made the nose-bones, also known in Pintupi as marrapinti, which are worn through a hole in the nose-web. These nose-bones were originally worn by both men and women but are now only worn by the older generation on ceremonial occasions. The women later travelled east passing through Ngaminya and Wirrulnga collecting the edible berries known as kampurarrpa or desert raisin from the small shrub Solanum centrale.

    © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Walungurru (Kintore)

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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