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An image of Roof finial by

Aibom Village, Chambri Lake, Middle Sepik River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

Roof finial
Other titles:
Gable-top decoration
Place of origin
Aibom VillageChambri LakeMiddle Sepik RiverEast Sepik ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Iatmul people
collected 1961
Media categories
Ceramic, Sculpture
Materials used
earthenware, modelled, dried sago leaf fibre, white and black earth pigments

58.4 x 27.0 cm:

0 - Whole; 58.4 cm

0 - Whole; 27 cm

Purchased 1976
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Art Gallery of New South Wales (Editor), Catalogue of acquisitions 1976, Sydney, 1976, 92 (illus.). 283

Natalie Wilson, Look, 'Focus on Oceanic Art: a new display and a conference', pg. 32-33, Newtown, Oct 2009, 32, 33 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Sospen Graun: traditional pottery of Papua New Guinea, Djamu Gallery, Sydney, 04 Mar 2000–28 Aug 2000

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