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Title

Gourd mask

mid 20th century
collected 1964


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Benabena people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1964


Media category

Mixed media


Materials used

gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), coix seeds (Coix lacryma-jobi), plant fibre string, white pigment


Dimensions

31.0 x 20.0 x 14.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

830.1979



Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Chris Boylan and Greta North, The world of tribal arts, 'Highlands Art of New Guinea', pg. 73-83, San Francisco, Winter 1997, 77 (colour illus.). fig.no. 10

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 77 (colour illus.), 160. cat.no. 23