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Collection

An image of Ocarina (morimuge) by

Kundiawa, Simbu (Chimbu) Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Ocarina (morimuge)
Other titles:
Flute
Whistle
Place of origin
KundiawaSimbu (Chimbu) ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Sinasina people
Year
collected 1972
Media categories
Musical instrument, Ceramic
Materials used
moulded unfired clay with incised geometric design, traces of blue pigment, burnished
Dimensions

12.7 x 10.0 x 4.3 cm

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
267.1978.2
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (3)

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