Catalogue Inscriptions & Labels

The Oceanic Art Society has a very interesting program with the aim of cataloging all catalogue inscriptions and labels.

The best place to find the latest version of the documents is right here

I have added the latest versions of the pdf files in the links below
please take a look and who knows you might identify a label or inscription in your own collection.

Catalogue Inscriptions & Labels – 5th edition – Collections Database of (mostly) unobvious catalogue inscriptions on and labels attached to Oceanic artworks in private collections. … h-edition/

Picture Survey of Inscriptions and Labels – 5th edition … h-edition/

There are still a lot of inscriptions and labels that are as of now unidentified, perhaps we can change that?

Another great resource is the Facebook group “Tribal Arts Label Directory”that can be found here: