Male ancestor figure
Place where the work was made
carved wood, glass shards, bamboo, feathers, teeth, tapa cloth, cowrie shell, natural earth pigments, charcoal
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
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1974 -
Referenced in 1 publication
Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 51. cat.no. H62