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Collection

An image of Wanjagawi by

Kamindibit Village, Middle Sepik River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Wanjagawi
Other titles:
Mask
Place of origin
Kamindibit VillageMiddle Sepik RiverEast Sepik ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Iatmul people
Year
collected 1965
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
painted wood
Dimensions

53.5 cm height

Credit
Purchased 1965
Accession number
407.1994
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

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.

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.