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An image of Male and female figures by

Pomatsj River, West Irian Jaya (West Papua), Indonesia

Male and female figures
Place of origin
Pomatsj RiverWest Irian Jaya (West Papua)Indonesia
Cultural origin
Asmat people
collected 1961
Media category
Materials used
carved wood

129.5 x 37.5 cm

Purchased 1976
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (5)

Art Gallery of New South Wales (Editor), Catalogue of acquisitions 1976, Sydney, 1976, 97 (illus.). 298

Ian North (Editor), Special exhibitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia: Seventh Adelaide Festival of Arts 1972, Adelaide, 1972. 'Arts of Oceania'; 203

NSW Department of Education and Training, Education gazette, Sydney, Dec 1966, front and back cover (illus.).

Helen Sweeney., Sunday telegraph, 'The week in art', Sydney, 01 May 1966, (illus.). Caption reads: 'Two figures from South West New Guinea at an exhibition of Melanesian art at the Art Gallery of NSW', in 'What's on in art' section.

Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966. 195

Exhibition history (2)

Melanesian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Apr 1966–22 May 1966

Arts of Oceania: Seventh Adelaide Festival of Arts 1972, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Mar 1972–Mar 1972