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Board from ceremonial house

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Sawos people

Papua New Guinea

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Mask board
    Face board
    Place where the work was made
    Jiginimbut village Yanget Valley Middle Sepik River East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea
    Cultural origin
    Sawos people
    mid 20th century
    collected 1963
    Media category
    Materials used
    carved wood, bamboo cane, natural fibre tassels, cassowary feathers, white and ochre natural pigments, charcoal
    144.0 x 94.0 x 17.0 cm
    Purchased 1976
    Not on display
    Accession number

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Sawos people

    Works in the collection


  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

    • Art Gallery of New South Wales (Editor), Catalogue of acquisitions 1976, Sydney, 1976, 96 (illus.). cat.no. 295: titled 'Face board'

    • Stan Moriarty, 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.

    • Tony Tuckson, 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.

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