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Title

Male grade society figure

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Carved figure
    Male figure - grade symbol
    Place where the work was made
    Ambrym Island Malampa Province Vanuatu
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    carved tree-fern, red and white pigment
    Dimensions
    167.6 cm height
    Credit
    Purchased 1967
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA1.1967
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • 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 'Male grade society figure' is seen in profile on the left, together with other works collected by Tuckson in the 1960s and early 1970s.