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Timothy AKIS

Tsembaga, Simbai Valley, Madang District, Papua New Guinea 1940 – 1984

Muruk tangi na palai oi i poretim wanpela man [a cassowary's tongue and a lizard in front of a man]. 1974-1975 Title Notes: 'J' inscribed on lower left of work corresponds to title 'Muruk tangi na palai oi i poretim wanpela man' on floorsheet from 1975 exhibition.
Place made: Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Creation Notes: Exhibition catalogue states that all drawings for prints were done in 1974. Other prints exhibited in same exhibion are dated 1975.
Materials & Technique: prints, photo screenprint, printed in black ink, from one stencil Support: medium-weight smooth off-white wove card
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 15/45
Edition: edition of 45

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left adjacent to image in black pencil, '15/45 / J'.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 62.5 h x 47.7 w cm sheet 75.0 h x 56.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | png.276 | impression
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.386
Subject: Papua New Guinea, Art style: Contemporary, From 1968
Provenance:
  • Purchased by Vicki and William Walshe, from the exhibition, 'Tingting Bilong Mi. Akis', National Arts School, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 1975.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Vicki and William Walshe, Cammeray, NSW, 2016.