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Title

Male ancestor figure

collected 1968


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Title

Figure


Date

collected 1968


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved wood, glass shards, bamboo, feathers, teeth, tapa cloth, cowrie shell, natural earth pigments, charcoal


Dimensions

137.2 x 32.0 x 22.0 cm approx. :

a - figure, 135 cm (53 1/8"), height approx. without headdress

b - grass skirt, 51 x 50 cm, height x width approx.

c - bamboo necklace, 54 x 4.3 cm, length x width approx.

d - tapa back decoration, 40 x 17 cm, each section approx.

e - bamboo head decoration, 65 cm, height overall each side

f - ear decoration, 20 cm, height

g - headdress, 52 cm, height overall

h - Dilly bag, 52 x 15 cm, length x width


Credit

Purchased 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

302.1977.a-h



Place

Where the work was made
Asaro

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 51. cat.no. H62