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Collection

An image of Gourd mask by

Chuave District, Simbu (Chimbu) Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Gourd mask
Place of origin
Chuave DistrictSimbu (Chimbu) ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Chuave people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1964
Media categories
Ceremonial object, Mixed media
Materials used
gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), machine-wove cloth, plant resin, brown and black pigments, pig tusks, mammalian teeth, plant fibre string
Dimensions

23.0 x 15.5 x 13.0 cm

Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
287.1977
Copyright
© Chuave people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Temporary exhibitions gallery
Bibliography (2)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 31 (illus.), 50. cat.no. H47

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 79 (colour illus.), 160. cat.no. 25

Exhibition history (2)

Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1974 -

Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2014–10 Aug 2014