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Title

Nggwalndu (figure)

mid 20th century
collected 1961

Artist

Abelam people

Papua New Guinea

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Openwork carved ceremonial board
    Place where the work was made
    Seragakum 1 village Maprik District East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea
    Cultural origin
    Abelam people
    Dates
    mid 20th century
    collected 1961
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    wood with yellow ochre, light red, black, white, and ultra marine blue
    Dimensions
    173.0 x 39.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased 1976
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    165.1976
    Artist information
    Abelam people

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  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966. cat.no. 180; 'Board. Open work carving. Female child and flying fox at top, hornbills and pigeons. Wood, painted red, yellow, white, black and blue, 68h x 15½w, Seragakum, Maprik Area. Coll: S.G. Moriarty. S155'.

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