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Title

Canoe figurehead (nguzunguzu, musu musu, or toto isu)

early 20th century-mid 20th century


Artist

Solomon Islands people

Solomon Islands


Details


Other Titles

Canoe prow ornament

Nguzu Nguzu

Canoe prow figurehead


Place where the work was made

Solomon Islands


Date

early 20th century-mid 20th century


Media categories

Sculpture , Woodwork


Materials used

wood, black dye, nautilus shell inlay


Dimensions

31.1 cm height


Credit

Purchased 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA160.1962


Artist information

Solomon Islands people

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Solomon Islands

Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


John Mundine and Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Aboriginal and Melanesian', pg. 57-71, Sydney, 1988, 68 (colour illus.), 69,.

D'Arcy Ryan, Art and Australia [Series 5, Vol. 4, No. 2], 'On discussing Ethnic Art', pg. 137-145, Sydney, Sep 1966, 142 (illus.).

Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, between 12-13 (illus.), 23. cat.no. 347

Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 144 (colour illus.).

1962 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1962, 106. cat.no. 346