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.
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.