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Title

Fofona (pectoral or back ornament)


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Title

Ceremonial object


Cultural origin

Kamano people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1972


Materials used

12 finely plaited plant-fibre string tassels outlined with nassa shells (Nassarius), rattan support with 2 large white cowrie shells (Ovula ovum), red pigment


Dimensions

38.0 x 39.5 x 5.0 cm :

0 - Whole; 38 cm; length excluding neckband

0 - Whole; 39.5 cm; width across shell

0 - Whole; 67 cm; length from top of neckband to bottom of tassels


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

274.1978



Place

Where the work was made
Henganofi

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 119 (colour illus.), 162. cat.no. 63

Natalie Wilson, Look, 'A myriad of artforms: rare and beautiful objects from the highlands of New Guinea', pg. 24-28, Sydney, May 2014, 28 (colour illus., detail).