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Title

Lamu (hearth stand)

mid 20th century


Artist

Yaul people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Other Titles

Clay gargoyle

Ridge ornament

Hearth support


Cultural origin

Yaul people


Date

mid 20th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

earthenware, modelled and incised


Dimensions

27.0 cm height; 20.2 cm width; 14.5 cm depth


Credit

Purchased 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA2.1965


Artist information

Yaul people

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Daniel Thomas AM (Editor), 1965 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1965, 79-80. cat.no. 143

Margaret Tuckson and Patricia May, The traditional pottery of Papua New Guinea, 'East and West Sepik Provinces', pg. 208-325, Kensington, 1982. General reference to Yaul pottery. See Fig. 9.63 for similar hearth stand with the addition of a bird.

Tony Tuckson, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Some Sepik River art from the collection', pg. 666-679, Sydney, Apr 1972, 667, 670, 674 (illus.). plate no. 4

Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 7, between pg. 12-13 (illus.). cat.no. 30