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Mary Nungarai Dixon Milky Way and the Seven Sisters 2003
Acrylic on linen 406 x 1219mm SOLD
This painting depicts seven young Aboriginal girls looking for honey ants at Uluru. An old man, Jilbi, wanted to
steal two of them to become his wives so he followed them across the desert. To save them the Spirit beings put
the seven girls into the night sky to form the Seven Sister stars or Pleiades. Jilbi became the star Orion and he still
pursues the sisters across the night sky.
The seven circles depict the seven sisters. Mary has also painted the stars of the night sky and the Milky Way.