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Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri

Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri

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Snake Dreaming at Tjuntina container about 1978

The painting on both sides of this container represents the Dreamings associated with an important sacred site. The figure on the outside is part-man, part-snake, with large arcs indicating shin-bones, and the ovate bars the forearms and forehead. The depiction of body parts as separate to the actual body is common in Western Desert art. On the inside, the painting concerns the Two Men Dreaming. The dotted circle on one figure represents the body paint applied during ceremonies.

Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri
Snake Dreaming at Tjuntina container about 1978 made by Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri.

Snake Dreaming at Tjuntina container about 1978, Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri
pigment on wood