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Title

Male figure (witch doctor)

collected 1964


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Date

collected 1964


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

wood, shells, bamboo, seeds and other material


Dimensions

figure 157.5 cm height :

a - figure; 157.5 cm; height

b - grass lap lap; 44 cm; height

c - possum fur headdress attachments; 45 cm; height

d - lap lap; 40 cm; overall

e - mother of pearl necklace; 47 cm; length

f - Dilly bag; 40 cm; height

g - penis girdle; 25 cm; 25.0 overall; wood piece 8.0 height

h - main headdress; 18 cm; width

i - waist belt; 20 cm; width

j - waist belt


Credit

Purchased 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

300.1977.a-j



Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966. cat.no. 241

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973. cat.no. H60