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Title

Carved figure

mid 20th century

Artist

Sepik people

Papua New Guinea

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea
    Cultural origin
    Sepik people (Iatmul?)
    Date
    mid 20th century
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    wood, red and brown natural pigments, cowrie shells
    Dimensions
    78.7 cm height :

    0 - Whole, 78.7 cm (31")

    Credit
    Purchased 1965
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    IA8.1965
    Copyright
    © Sepik people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics

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    Artist information
    Sepik people

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  • Places

    Where the work was made

    East Sepik Province

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

    • Gallery Stephen Kellner, Art of the Pacific, Sydney, 1965. cat.no. 32; titled 'Figure covered w. shells (totemik sign)'; price: 50 Gns.

    • Daniel Thomas AM (Editor), 1965 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1965, 79. cat.no. 142

    • Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 46. cat.no. 90; titled 'Figure'; not in exhibition

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