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Title

Board from ceremonial house

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Artist

Sawos people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Other Titles

Mask board

Face board


Cultural origin

Sawos people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved wood, bamboo cane, natural fibre tassels, cassowary feathers, white and ochre natural pigments, charcoal


Dimensions

144.0 x 94.0 x 17.0 cm


Credit

Purchased 1976


Location

Not on display


Accession number

164.1976


Artist information

Sawos people

Works in the collection

6


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Catalogue of acquisitions 1976, Sydney, 1976, 96 (illus.). cat.no. 295: titled 'Face board'

Collection of S G Moriarty, Dee Why, 1970, (illus.). This mask can be seen with other objects on page captioned: 'Sepik artifacts with a display of hooks', in the house of Stan Moriarty in Dee Why.

Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 11. cat.no. 99: Mask board. Carved in relief, curvilinear design. Cassowary feathers and fibre tassels. Wood, painted white, black and red, 56h x 37w, Jiginimba (north of Korogo), Sepik River. Coll: S.G. Moriarty. M974.