Place where the work was made
sago palm petiole, wood and cane frame, woven natural fibre, cassowary feathers, white and ochre natural earth pigments, charcoal
136.0 x 76.2 x 20.0 cm :
0 - Whole; 136 cm
0 - Whole; 76.2 cm
0 - Whole; 20 cm
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Melanesian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Apr 1966–22 May 1966
Referenced in 4 publications
Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 11. cat.no. 103: "Board in the form of a face. Bark on frame painted light red and white on dark grey ground. Basketry hanging eyes, nose, mouth and tongue, and ears. Cassowary feather "beard", 46h x 30w, Sepik River. Coll: S.G. Moriarty. M969".
Authority and ornament: art of the Sepik River, Basel, 1985. see cat.no. 333, 'Gable mask from a men's house' for similar gable mask from Torembi Village in the Middle Sepik. Colour reproduction.
Art Gallery of New South Wales (Editor), Catalogue of acquisitions 1976, Sydney, 1976, 95 (illus.). cat.no. 292
Collection of S G Moriarty, Dee Why, 1970, (illus.). This mask can be seen with other objects on page captioned: 'A corner of the Sepik collection featuring, canoe prows, pottery, lime holders etc.', in the house of Stan Moriarty in Dee Why.