collected circa 1964
gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), gum, nine bovine teeth, plant fibre string, brown, grey and orange natural pigments
25.5 x 21.0 x 11.0 cm approx.
Not on display
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Referenced in 2 publications
Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 50. cat.no. H46; incorrectly given Moriarty number as M1176; correct number is M1183; incorrectly described as containing human teeth
Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 18. cat.no. 247; 'Mask. Gourd, round, teeth, nose attached on cane base. Painted orange, red, purple and grey, 10¼h, Chuave, Eastern Highlands. Coll:S.G. Moriarty, M1183'