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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


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


Artist information

Sepik people

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
East Sepik Province

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


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