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Title

Nguzu nguzu (War canoe prow figurehead)


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Titles

Canoe prow ornament

Toto isu

NguzuNguzu

Nguzu Nguzu

Canoe prow figurehead


Place where the work was made

Solomon Islands


Media categories

Sculpture , Woodwork


Materials used

wood, black dye, nautilus shell inlay


Dimensions

31.1 cm height


Credit

Purchased 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA160.1962



Place

Where the work was made
Solomon Islands

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 144 (colour illus.).

Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1962 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1962, 106. cat.no. 346

John Mundine and Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Aboriginal and Melanesian', pg. 57-71, Sydney, 1988, 68 (colour illus.), 69,.

D'Arcy Ryan, Art and Australia [Series 5, Vol. 4, No. 2], 'On discussing Ethnic Art', pg. 137-145, Sydney, Sep 1966, 142 (illus.).

Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, between 12-13 (illus.), 23. cat.no. 347