Skip to content

Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information

Collection

All

Search

Pacific art

View More:


Title

Male figure

collected 1965


Artist

Iatmul people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Cultural origin

Iatmul people


Date

collected 1965


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

painted wood, shells, feathers, human hair, vegetable fibre


Dimensions

78.7 cm height


Credit

Purchased 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

400.1994


Artist information

Iatmul people

Works in the collection

40


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Renée Free, Geoffrey Legge and Daniel Thomas AM, Tony Tuckson, Sydney, 2006, 17 (illus.). Photograph showing 1973 Aboriginal and Melanesian art display at the AGNSW, with works collected by Tony Tuckson on his 1965 trip to Papua New Guinea.

Frank Walker, Herald Sun, 'What lies beneath 95% of gallery's art collection hidden in basement', pg. 18, Port Melbourne, 30 Dec 2007, 18 (colour illus.).