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Title

Gourd mask

mid 1990s
collected circa 1964


Artist

Chuave people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Cultural origin

Chuave people


Dates

mid 1990s
collected circa 1964


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), gum, nine bovine teeth, plant fibre string, brown, grey and orange natural pigments


Dimensions

25.5 x 21.0 x 11.0 cm approx.


Credit

Purchased 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

286.1977


Artist information

Chuave people

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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'