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An image of Male grade society figure by

Ambrym (Ambrim) Island, Vanuatu

Male grade society figure
Other titles:
Carved figure
Male figure - grade symbol
Place of origin
Ambrym (Ambrim) IslandVanuatu
Media category
Materials used
carved tree-fern, red and white pigment

167.6 cm height

Purchased 1967
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

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 'Male grade society figure' is seen in profile on the left, together with other works collected by Tuckson in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Exhibition history (2)

Acquisitions 1967, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Mar 1968–01 Apr 1968

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