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Title

Gourd mask

mid 20th century
collected 1966


Artist

Chuave people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Cultural origin

Chuave people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1966


Materials used

gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), plant resin, mammalian teeth, feathers, orange and brown pigments, plant fibre string


Dimensions

35.0 x 22.0 x 11.5 cm


Credit

Purchased 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

285.1977


Artist information

Chuave people

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 50. cat.no. H45

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 78 (colour illus.), 160. cat.no. 24