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Title

Nguzunguzu or Toto isu (canoe figurehead)

early 20th century


Artist

Solomon Islands people

Solomon Islands


Details


Other Titles

nguzu nguzu

musu musu

canoe prow ornament


Place where the work was made

New Georgia Island Solomon Islands


Date

early 20th century


Media categories

Sculpture , Woodwork


Materials used

wood, black dye, nautilus shell inlay


Dimensions

32.5 x 23.0 x 14.0 cm


Credit

Purchased 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA160.1962


Artist information

Solomon Islands people

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


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

1962 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1963, 106. cat.no. 346

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.).

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