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Mick Kubarkku

Short-necked Turtoise - c.1980

natural earth pigments on stringy bark
77.0 x 51.0 cm
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MP #582


Provenance

Painted at Oenpeilli (Gunbalanya) Western Arnhem Land, NT
Hogarth Galleries, NSW
Private Collection, Vic

Certificate on the reverse reads "This is Ngarrd, the short necked tortoise, which has a special song and dance performed for it in fresh water ceremonies (Bunguls) regularly performed in the Maningrida area to ensure a continuation of food for the Yolngu people."