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Title

Male grade society figure


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


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Carved figure

Male figure - grade symbol


Place where the work was made

Ambrym (Ambrim) Island Vanuatu


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved tree-fern, red and white pigment


Dimensions

167.6 cm height


Credit

Purchased 1967


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA1.1967



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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.