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Collection

An image of Nguzu nguzu (War canoe prow figurehead) by

Solomon Islands

Title
Nguzu nguzu (War canoe prow figurehead)
Other titles:
Canoe prow ornament
Toto isu
NguzuNguzu
Nguzu Nguzu
Canoe prow figurehead
Place of origin
Solomon Islands
Media categories
Sculpture, Woodwork
Materials used
wood, black dye, nautilus shell inlay
Dimensions

31.1 cm height

Credit
Purchased 1962
Accession number
IA160.1962
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (5)

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

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

Exhibition history (3)

Acquisitions 1962, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 10 Apr 1963–12 May 1963

Melanesian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Apr 1966–22 May 1966

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