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Title

Carved figure


Artist

Abelam people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Other Title

Male ancester figure surmounted by hornbill and two other birds


Cultural origin

Abelam people


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

wood, light red, yellow, white and black natural pigments


Dimensions

179.0 cm height :

0 - Whole; 179 cm


Credit

Purchased 1965


Location

Not on display


Accession number

IA9.1965


Artist information

Abelam people

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 14. cat.no. 176; titled 'Figure'

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973. cat.no. 96

Unknown (Editor), 1965 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1965, 80. cat.no. 145