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Title

Mask

collected 1972


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Agarabi people


Date

collected 1972


Materials used

bark, cane, feathers, pit-pit seeds, white, brown, violet pigment


Dimensions

30.5 x 40.6 cm :

0 - Whole, 30.5 cm (12")

0 - Whole, 40.6 cm (16")


Signature & date

Board Minutes: 27 May 1977

CORRESPONDENCE:

4. From Mr S.G. Moriarty:
Offering to sell to the Art Gallery of New South Wales his Eastern Highlands and Western Highlands artifacts (total value $51,000), and enclosing copy of valuation from the Wayne Heathcote Gallery, Paddington.
Following discussion IT WAS
77/5-33 RESOLVED that the Gallery purchase the collection as proposed

AGNSW Trustees Minutes Book, 27 May 1977, pg. 8734


Credit

Purchased 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

281.1977



Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 50. cat.no. H41