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Title

Gourd mask


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Benabena people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1964


Media category

Mixed media


Materials used

gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), coix seeds (Coix lacryma-jobi), plant fibre string, white pigment


Dimensions

31.0 x 20.0 x 14.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

830.1979



Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Chris Boylan and Greta North, The world of tribal arts, 'Highlands Art of New Guinea', pg. 73-83, San Francisco, Winter 1997, 77 (colour illus.). fig.no. 10

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 77 (colour illus.), 160. cat.no. 23