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Sculpture - Wooden Bust, circa 1977 Object Reg. No: SH 923104

Sculpture of a large head carved from a piece of wood it was created by a patient at Mayday Hills Hospital, circa 1977. Mayday Hills was a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria. This sculpture is an example of the artworks created by patients in occupational therapy programs in mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia.
Large head carved from a piece of wood with asymmetric hat or hair and mous- tache. Lines and grids in green ink have been marked on nose and forehead. Features are roughly hewn.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 59.50 cm (Height), 31.00 cm (Width), 24.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: mental health, mental health institutions, occupational therapy, hospitals, artworks, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Occupational Therapy
Tertiary Classification: products
Inscriptions: Inscribed on neck and base, green ink: RUMANDL/4ot/1820 t 17t7t7/ OFITERULDE/MARIME.
Place & Date Made: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1977

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