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Title

Gourd mask

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Materials used

carved gourd, white, orange, green pigment


Dimensions

27.9 cm height :

0 - Whole, 27.9 cm (11")


Credit

Purchased 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

240.1977



Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Lynn Chua, Microchemical Journal, 'FTIR and Raman microscopy of organic binders and extraneous organic materials on painted ceremonial objects from the Highlands of Papua New Guinea', pg. 246-256, Amsterdam, 2017, 248, 251.

Adrienne L. Kaeppler, Christian Kaufmann and Douglas Newton, L'Art Océanien, Paris, 1993, 593 (illus.).

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 26 (illus.), 49. cat.no. H2