We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

Title

Ceremonial lime holder (stopper in the form of a carved figure surmounted by a bird)

mid 20th century
collected 1965

Artist

Iatmul people

Papua New Guinea

No image
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Yentchan Village Middle Sepik River East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea
    Cultural origin
    Iatmul people
    Dates
    mid 20th century
    collected 1965
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    bamboo, wood, split rattan cane, plant fibre, yellow, red and orange ochres, white mineral pigment, charcoal
    Dimensions
    78.0 x 8.5 x 7.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased 1965
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    378.1994
    Artist information
    Iatmul people

    Works in the collection

    44

    Share
  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 45. cat.no. 61; 'Lime holder, ceremonial, stopper in the form of a carved figure surmounted by a bird. Yentchan village (Iatmul). Wood, bamboo, fibre, string, painted. 80h Collected 1965 (11)'.

Other works by Iatmul people

See more works