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Collection

An image of Gourd head with human hair wig by

Wapenamanda, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Gourd head with human hair wig
Other titles:
Gourd mask with human hair wig
Place of origin
WapenamandaEnga ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Enga or Duna people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1963
Media categories
Mixed media, Ceremonial object
Materials used
gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), human hair, seeds, mammalian teeth, plant resin, wood, plant fibre string, nassa shells (Nassarius), black pigment, red synthetic pigment
Dimensions

35.0 x 55.0 x 24.0 cm

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
287.1978
Copyright
© Under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (4)

Danièle Giraudy, Art Papou: Austronésiens et Papous de Nouvelle-Guinée, Paris, 2000, 210 (colour illus.). cat.no. 195; titled 'Masque'

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 36 (illus.), 53. cat.no. H125

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 74 (colour illus.), 160. cat.no. 21

Natalie Wilson, Look, 'A myriad of artforms: rare and beautiful objects from the highlands of New Guinea', pg. 24-28, Newtown, May 2014, 26 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (3)

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

Papuan Arts and Civilisation, Musee d'arts Africains, Oceaniens, Amerindiens, 19 Apr 2000–30 Aug 2000

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