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Sculpture - Wooden Female Figure, circa 1977 Object Reg. No: SH 923135

Summary:
Wooden sculpture of a female human figure made by a patient at Mayday Hills Hospital, a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia circa 1954-1980.
Description:
Carved female figure apparently in dancing pose, carved from a branch of wood with an additional branch added to form an arm. Grids have been drawn over figure enclosing lines of inscriptions over head, arms, legs, torso and back. Inscriptions in Romanian are executed in red and blue ballpoint pen.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 80.50 cm (Height), 23.50 cm (Width), 49.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: artworks, immigration, mental health, mental health institutions, occupational therapy, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Occupational Therapy
Tertiary Classification: products
Inscriptions: Inscribed over head, arms, legs, torso and back, red and blue ballpoint pen [extensive text].
Place & Date Made: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1977
Place Used: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 1970s

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