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Gazelle Peninsula, East New Britain Province, New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Dance wand
Other titles:
Dance shield
Tapa dance wand
Place of origin
Gazelle PeninsulaEast New Britain ProvinceNew BritainPapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Baining people
collected 1965
Media categories
Ceremonial object, Sculpture
Materials used
barkcloth, bamboo, natural pigments

495.2 x 63.5 cm overall

Purchased 1965
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (5)

Daniel Thomas (Editor), 1965 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1965, 80. 146

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 42. 10

Natalie Wilson, Hunting the collectors: Pacific collections in Australian museums, art galleries and archives, '(Works of) paradise and yet: Stanley Gordon Moriarty, Tony Tuckson and the collection of Oceanic Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales', pg. 221-241, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2007, 233.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Apr 1966, (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, Sydney, 24 Jul 1965.

Exhibition history (3)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1965, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Mar 1966–03 Apr 1966

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 -