Skip to content

Collection

All

Search

Pacific art

View More:


Title

Man's back ornament


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Huli people


Date

collected 1965


Media category

Mixed media


Materials used

Blyth's Hornbill upper beak (Rhyticeros plicatus), 5 shards gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada Maxima), 4 pig tusks, 2-ply plant fibre string, red pigment


Dimensions

29.5 x 20.0 x 4.5 cm dimensions variable :

0 - Whole; 17.5 cm; hornbill beak length

0 - Whole; 4.5 cm; hornbill beak width

0 - Whole; 4.5 cm; hornbill beak depth


Credit

Purchased 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

249.1977



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 49. cat.no. H11