Mathias KAUAGE, not titled [Dancing women with bird]. Enlarge 1 /1

Mathias KAUAGE

Gembogl, Simbu, Papua New Guinea 1944 – Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 2003

not titled [Dancing women with bird]. September 1974 Place made: Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in brown ink, from one stencil Support: thin white textured paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 45/50
Edition: edition of 50

Primary Insc: signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Kauage'. dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Sep 74'. not titled. inscribed with edition details lower right below printed image in black pencil, '45/50'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 45.4 h x 68.0 w cm sheet 50.6 h x 71.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | png.193 | impression
Acknowledgement: Gift of Cecilia Ng in memory of Anthony Forge 2006
Accession No: NGA 2006.654.28
Subject: Papua New Guinea, Art style: Contemporary, From 1968
  • Purchased by Anthony Forge from the 'Exhibition of contemporary Papua New Guinea art', ANU, Canberra, September 1975, cat no. 6.
  • Collection of Anthony Forge (1929-1991), Foundation Professor of Anthropology, ANU, Canberra.
  • By descent to his widow Celia Ng, 1991.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Cecilia Ng, New South Wales, June 2006.