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Title

Gourd mask

mid 1990s
collected circa 1964

Artist

Chuave people

Papua New Guinea

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Chuave District Simbu (Chimbu) Province Papua New Guinea
    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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Chuave people

    Works in the collection

    6

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  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    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'

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