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Pangia, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Female figure
Place of origin
PangiaSouthern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Wiru people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1967
Media categories
Mixed media, Ceremonial object
Materials used
wood, yellow and red ochre pigments, blue natural pigment (vivianite), human hair, cassowary feathers (Casuarius), gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), feather shaft, plant fibre string, black seeds, machine-made beads, plastic, mollusc shell, gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada maxima), pig tail, plaited split rattan, plant resin, bamboo, stone, sedge grass
Dimensions

110.0 x 50.0 x 29.0 cm figure; 29.0 x 31.0 x 8.5 cm basket; bamboo 18.0 cm length

Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
242.1977.a-c
Copyright
© Wiru people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 27 (illus.), 49. cat.no. H4

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 142 (colour illus.), 163. cat.no. 84

Exhibition history (1)

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