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Title

Male and female ancestor figures

mid 20th century


Artist

Asmat people

Western New Guinea


Details


Place where the work was made

Pomatsj River West Papua Indonesia


Cultural origin

Asmat people


Date

mid 20th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

wood


Dimensions

129.5 x 37.5 cm


Credit

Purchased 1976


Location

Not on display


Accession number

167.1976


Artist information

Asmat people

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Catalogue of acquisitions 1976, Sydney, 1976, 97 (illus.). cat.no. 298

Special exhibitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia: Seventh Adelaide Festival of Arts 1972, Adelaide, 1972. 'Arts of Oceania'; cat.no. 203

NSW Department of Education and Training, Education gazette, Sydney, Dec 1966, front and back cover (illus.).

Helen Sweeney., Sunday telegraph, 'The week in art', Sydney, 01 May 1966, (illus.). Caption reads: 'Two figures from South West New Guinea at an exhibition of Melanesian art at the Art Gallery of NSW', in 'What's on in art' section.

Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966. cat.no. 195