Item - Ceremonial Tiwi man

ID UNSW S 1987/0435 (052256)
Artist UNKNOWN ( - )
Title Ceremonial Tiwi man
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Category Sculpture
Medium wood, carved, painted
Materials ironwood, natural ochres
Edition Number
Measurements (cms)  
  Height 72.00
  Width 13.00
  Depth 13.00
  Other Base: 35 x 34.5 cms
Marks/Inscriptions  
  Location nil
  Signed
Produced  
  When
  Where Australia, NT, Bathurst Island
Style Tiwi
Subject Figurative
Credit Line Presented by Mrs Alison Fine through the Australian Government's Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme, 1987
Description/Remarks    Head of carved ironwood painted black overall with features delineated in red and yellow ochres; cheeks and chin are detailed in Tiwi patterning of lines and dots; the narrowed neck mounts a cylindrical base ornamented with diagonal Tiwi patterns. Previously attributed in error to Sabo Tipiloura.
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