Untitled (Marrapinti) bears artist's name, dimensions, and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number NN0112060 on the reverse synthetic polymer paint on linen 61 x 56cm
PROVENANCE: Painted at Kintore in 2001 Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs Private collection Sotheby's, Aboriginal and Oceanic Art, Melbourne, 15 November 2005, lot 192 Private collection
This painting is sold with an accompanying Papunya Tula Artists certificate that reads: 'This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Marrapinti, just to the west of the Kiwirrkura Community. A large group of senior women camped at this rockhole making the nose-bones 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 the Kiwirrkura area. The design in the work represents the country surrounding the site.'