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Collection

An image of Figure by

Goroka District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Figure
Other titles:
Female figure
Place of origin
Goroka DistrictEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
possibly Alekano people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1961
Media categories
Ceremonial object, Mixed media
Materials used
gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), human hair, machine-wove cotton fabric, plant fibre string, coix seeds (Coix lacryma-jobi), white clay, pale red and red ochre pigments, gold-lipped oyster shell fragment (Pinctada maxima), dried plant fibre
Dimensions

68.0 x 34.0 x 22.0 cm

Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
294.1977
Copyright
© Under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Temporary exhibitions gallery
Bibliography (2)

Chris Boylan and Greta North, The world of tribal arts, 'Highlands Art of New Guinea', pg. 73-83, San Francisco, Winter 1997, 82 (colour illus.). fig.no. 24

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 139 (colour illus.), 163. cat.no. 81

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