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Title

Tunga

1959

Artist

Unknown

Australia

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    Bark basket
    Place where the work was made
    Melville Island Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    1959
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    natural fibres
    Dimensions
    97.0 x 54.5 x 46.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1959
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA27.1959
    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

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  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Melville Island

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

    • Edmund Capon AM, OBE, Steven Miller, Tony Tuckson, James Scougall, Mollie Gowing, Harry Messel, Craig Brush, Ronald Fine, Alison Fine, Gordon Davies, Rosalind Davies, Christopher Hodges, Helen Eager, Rosemary Gow, Sandra Phillips, Daphne Wallace and Ken Watson, Gamarada, Sydney, 1996, 51 (colour illus.).

    • Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999, 7.

    • Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 6. cat.no. A5

    • Margie West, One sun one moon: Aboriginal art in Australia, ‘It belongs to no one else: The dynamic art of the Tiwi’, pg. 125-131, Sydney, 2007, 126 (colour illus.).

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