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Porgera, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Kembena (bullock-horn wig)
Place of origin
PorgeraEnga ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Ipili people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1968
Media category
Ceremonial object
Materials used
human hair, Superb Bird of Paradise breast shield (Lophorina superba), feathers, cuscus fur, cut and incised plant stems, split bamboo, dried flowers, paper, red seedpods, rattan, wood, plaited plant fibres
Dimensions

70.0 x 13.0 x 19.0 cm (excluding feathers)

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
286.1978
Copyright
© Ipili people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (3)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 53. cat.no. H124

Natalie Wilson, Hunting the collectors: Pacific collections in Australian museums, art galleries and archives, '(Works of) paradise and yet: Stanley Gordon Moriarty, Tony Tuckson and the collection of Oceanic Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales', pg. 221-241, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2007, 234 (illus.). figure 3: Moriarty Collection card M1791

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 97 (colour illus.), 161. cat.no. 40

Exhibition history (2)

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

Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2014–10 Aug 2014