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Title

Konguwavi (gable finial of men's house)

mid 20th century
collected 1961


Artist

Iatmul people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Other Titles

Gable-top decoration

Roof finial

Roof ridge ornament


Cultural origin

Iatmul people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1961


Media categories

Ceramic , Sculpture


Materials used

earthenware, modelled, dried sago leaf fibre, white and black earth pigments


Dimensions

58.4 x 27.0 cm :

0 - Whole, 58.4 cm (23")

0 - Whole, 27 cm (10 5/8")


Credit

Purchased 1976


Location

Not on display


Accession number

152.1976


Artist information

Iatmul people

Works in the collection

40


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales (Editor), Catalogue of acquisitions 1976, Sydney, 1976, 92 (illus.). cat.no. 283

Natalie Wilson, Look, 'Focus on Oceanic Art: a new display and a conference', pg. 32-33, Sydney, Oct 2009, 32, 33 (colour illus.).