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An image of Carved figure by

Maprik District, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

Carved figure
Other titles:
Male ancester figure surmounted by hornbill and two other birds
Place of origin
Maprik DistrictEast Sepik ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Ambulas (Abelam) people
Media category
Materials used
wood, light red, yellow, white and black natural pigments

179.0 cm height:

0 - Whole; 179 cm

Purchased 1965
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (3)

Daniel Thomas (Editor), 1965 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1965, 80. 145

Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 14. 176; titled 'Figure'

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973. 96

Exhibition history (4)

Exhibition of New Guinea native art, The Native Art Gallery, Potts Point, Nov 1965 -

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 -