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Title

Wanjagawi

collected 1965


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Title

Mask


Cultural origin

Iatmul people


Date

collected 1965


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

painted wood


Dimensions

53.5 cm height


Credit

Purchased 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

407.1994



Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Renée Free, Geoffrey Legge and Daniel Thomas, Tony Tuckson, Sydney, 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.

Peter Laverty (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly (vol. 13, no. 4), Sydney, Jul 1972, 697 (illus.). "The primitive art area is temporarily situated on the first floor. Exhibits are from the Sepik River, New Guinea, along with a grave-symbol figure from New Hebrides, in the left foreground". The 'Mask' is seen on the wall, together with other works collected by Tuckson in the 1960s and early 1970s.