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BAULÉ people eastern region, Cote d'Ivoire
Heddle pulley in the form of a long-necked bird [Heddle Pulley in bird form] early 20th century Description: short-beaked
Place made: Cote d'Ivoire
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ceremonial objects, wood carving
Dimensions: 22.0 h x 6.2 w x 5.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Max Ernst Collection, purchased 1985
Accession No: NGA 85.1843
Subject: African art
Provenance:
  • bought by Max Ernst from early 1940s;
  • by descent to his widow, Dorothea Tanning, in 1976;
  • to Douglas Ewing, New York, in 1983;
  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, October 1985