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An image of Man's back ornament by

Tari, Tari-Pori District, Hela Province, Papua New Guinea

Man's back ornament
Place of origin
TariTari-Pori DistrictHela ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Huli people
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

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

Purchased 1977
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 49. H11

Exhibition history (2)

Loan exhibition of Native art from the private collection previously not displayed of Mr S G Moriarty, Gallery Stephen Kellner, Australia, 15 Sep 1966–06 Oct 1966

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