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Title

urungwall (sacred figure)

early 1900-mid 20th century


Artist

Abelam people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Other Title

Male ancestor figure (surmounted by two birds)


Cultural origin

Abelam people


Date

early 1900-mid 20th century


Materials used

wood, yellow and red ochre, white and black pigments


Dimensions

146.0 x 31.0 x 23.0 cm


Credit

Purchased 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

396.1994


Artist information

Abelam people

Works in the collection

6


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 46. cat.no. 95; 'Ancestor figure, male, surmounted by two birds. Abelam. Wood, painted. 147 h. Rep: Quarterly, April 1972. Collected 1965'

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Apr 1972, illus..