- Other Titles
- Ceremonial board
- Place where the work was made
Ambunti Mountains (Washkuk Hills)
East Sepik Province
Papua New Guinea
- Cultural origin
- possibly Nukuma people
- mid 20th century
- Media categories
- Ceremonial object , Sculpture
- Materials used
- carved wood, yellow and red ochre pigments, black pigment
- 107.0 x 40.5 x 8.5 cm
- Purchased 1965
- Not on display
- Accession number
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Oceanic sculpture, Gallery A (Sydney), Paddington, 24 Apr 1965–04 May 1965
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1965, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Mar 1966–03 Apr 1966
Melanesian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Apr 1966–22 May 1966
Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1974 -
Referenced in 5 publications
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 'Mindja figure' is seen on the wall, together with other works collected by Tuckson in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Daniel Thomas AM (Editor), 1965 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1965, 79. cat.no. 140
JA Tuckson, Art and Australia, 'Primitive art collection', pg. 76-79, Sydney, Jul 1972, 77 (illus.), 78.
Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 46. cat.no. 91; titled 'Ceremonial board'
Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Apr 1966, front cover (illus.), 278.