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Title

Face board


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Title

Mask board


Cultural origin

Sawos people?


Date

collected 1963


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved wood, bamboo cane, natural fibre tassels, cassowary feathers, white and ochre natural pigments, charcoal


Dimensions

140.0 x 94.0 cm :

0 - Whole; 140 cm; width at widest point

0 - Whole; 94 cm

0 - Whole; 15.5 cm


Credit

Purchased 1976


Location

Not on display


Accession number

164.1976



Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales (Editor), Catalogue of acquisitions 1976, Sydney, 1976, 96 (illus.). cat.no. 295: titled 'Face board'

Stan Moriarty, Collection of S G Moriarty, Dee Why, 1970, (illus.). This mask can be seen with other objects on page captioned: 'Sepik artifacts with a display of hooks', in the house of Stan Moriarty in Dee Why.

Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 11. cat.no. 99: Mask board. Carved in relief, curvilinear design. Cassowary feathers and fibre tassels. Wood, painted white, black and red, 56h x 37w, Jiginimba (north of Korogo), Sepik River. Coll: S.G. Moriarty. M974.