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Okapa (Moke), Okapa District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Head
Place of origin
Okapa (Moke)Okapa DistrictEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Fore people
Year
collected 1964
Media category
Mixed media
Materials used
carved tree fern, shells, bird feathers, 2 pig tusks, 9 mammal teeth, white and pale red natural pigments, plyed plant fibre string
Dimensions

36.5 x 17.0 x 21.5 cm:

0 - Whole; 36.5 cm (14 3/8"); height including feather headband

0 - Whole; 17 cm (6 11/16")

0 - Whole; 21.5 cm (8 7/16")

Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
290.1977
Copyright
© Fore people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973. cat.no. H50

Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966. cat.no. 245

Exhibition history (2)

Melanesian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Apr 1966–22 May 1966

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