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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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 Mental 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
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 Mental Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1977

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