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Goroka District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
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Place of origin
Goroka DistrictEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Benabena people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1972
Media categories
Ceremonial object, Botanical material, Animal material
Materials used
coix seeds (Coix lacryma-jobi), vine, rattan, 10 pig tusks, looped plant-fibre string, bast fibre
Dimensions

58.5 x 28 x 27 cm:

0 - Whole; 55.9 cm

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
231.1978
Copyright
© Benabena people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (3)

Susan Cochrane, Art Monthly Australia, 'Then and now: the Stanley Gordon Moriarty Collection of Papua New Guinea Highlands art', pg. 32-39, Acton, May 2014, 38 (colour illus.). Interview with Natalie Wilson, curator of 'Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands' at the AGNSW, 2014.

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 33 (illus.), 51. cat.no. H66

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 103 (colour illus.), 161. cat.no. 45

Exhibition history (2)

Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1974 -

Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2014–10 Aug 2014