Straightening Spears at Illyingaungau bears artist's name, dimensions and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number TT980706 on the reverse synthetic polymer paint on linen 152 x 183cm (59 13/16 x 72 1/16in).
PROVENANCE: Painted at Kintore in 1998 Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs Private collection
This painting is sold with an accompanying Papunya Tula Artists certificate that reads: 'During mythological times a group of men camped at the site of Illyingaungau near the secret cave site of Mitukatjirri, south-east of the Kintore community.
The rows of dots through this work represent spears which the men are straightening. This is done by slightly warming the spear over a fire and straightening it while it is warm. These men were preparing their spears as they had heard of a possible confrontation with a group of men from the Tjikari area further north'.
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