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Ivory pendant in the form of a squatting female 1960s? Creation Notes: Bawana people? Cameroon? Hungana people? Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)?
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ceremonial objects, ivory carving
Dimensions: 8.2 h x 3.8 w x 0.6 d cm
Acknowledgement: Max Ernst Collection, purchased 1985
Accession No: NGA 87.1842
Subject: African art
  • 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