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Collection

Okapa District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Mask
Place of origin
Okapa DistrictEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Fore people
Year
collected 1964
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
carved tree fern, feathers, burr, plant fibres, seeds, pig tusk, 4 teeth, white and pink natural pigments, knotted plant fibre headdress: double stranded, top with 13 cowrie shells, bottom with 15 cowrie shells
Dimensions

73.0 x 17.6 x 14.5 cm approx.:

0 - Whole; 47 cm; Bottom of head to top of burr hair, approx.

0 - Whole; 73 cm; Bottom of head to top of feather, approx.

0 - Whole; 19.6 cm; Width, approx.

0 - Whole; 14.5 cm; Depth, approx.

Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
292.1977
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973. cat.no. H52