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An image of Yaul mythological figure by

Dimiri Village, Yuat River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

Yaul mythological figure
Other titles:
Male figure
Place of origin
Dimiri VillageYuat RiverEast Sepik ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Yaul people
collected 1965
Media categories
Ceramic, Sculpture
Materials used
earthenware, modelled, incised decoration

48.5 cm height

Purchased 1965
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (5)

Renée Free, Geoffrey Legge and Daniel Thomas, Tony Tuckson, Roseville, 2006, 17 (illus.). Photograph showing 1973 Aboriginal and Melanesian art display at the AGNSW, with works collected by Tony Tuckson on his 1965 trip to Papua New Guinea.

Margaret Tuckson and Patricia May, The traditional pottery of Papua New Guinea, 'East and West Sepik Provinces', pg. 208-325, Kensington, 1982, 246 (illus.). figure no. 9.66

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 44. 32

Tony Tuckson, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Some Sepik River art from the collection', pg. 666-679, Sydney, Apr 1972, 667, 670, 675 (illus.). plate no. 5

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

Exhibition history (2)

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

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