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Title

Ocarina (morimuge)


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Titles

Flute

Whistle


Place where the work was made

Kundiawa Simbu (Chimbu) Province Papua New Guinea


Cultural origin

Sinasina people


Date

collected 1972


Materials used

moulded unfired clay with incised geometric design, burnished, white pigment


Dimensions

12.2 x 10.2 x 4.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

267.1978.1



Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


E.W.P. Chinnery, Man, 'Mountain tribes of the Mandated Territory of New Guinea from Mt Chapman to Mt Hagen', pg. 113-121, London, Aug 1934. Clay whistles of the 'China Siva' tribe are reproduced and described on pg. 119-120.

Margaret Tuckson and Patricia May, The traditional pottery of Papua New Guinea, Kensington, 1982, 156-157, 161. General description of Sinasina clay ocarinas, with two examples reproduced.

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 35 (illus.), 52. cat.no. H106