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Title

Wanjagawi

1960s
collected 1965


Artist

Iatmul people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Other Title

Mask


Cultural origin

Iatmul people


Dates

1960s
collected 1965


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

wood, natural earth pigments


Dimensions

53.5 cm height


Credit

Purchased 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

407.1994


Artist information

Iatmul people

Works in the collection

38


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Peter Laverty (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly (vol. 13, no. 4), Sydney, Jul 1972, 697 (illus.). "The primitive art area is temporarily situated on the first floor. Exhibits are from the Sepik River, New Guinea, along with a grave-symbol figure from New Hebrides, in the left foreground". The 'Mask' is seen on the wall, together with other works collected by Tuckson in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Renée Free, Unknown and Daniel Thomas, 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.