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Title

Mija masiik ('mija' head)

mid 20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Titles

Ceremonial board

Face shield

Carved board

Mindja figure


Date

mid 20th century


Materials used

carved wood, yellow and red ochre pigments, black pigment


Dimensions

107.0 x 40.5 x 8.5 cm


Credit

Purchased 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA1.1965



Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 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 '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.