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Title

Man's nose ornament


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Place where the work was made

Nondugl Jiwaka Province Papua New Guinea


Cultural origin

Wahgi people


Date

(1950s)


Media category

Mixed media


Materials used

gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada Maxima), conus shell disc, brown machine-made string, tree resin


Dimensions

17.6 x 12.9 cm :

0 - Whole; 17.6 cm; length across gold-lipped oyster shell shard

0 - Whole; 12.9 cm; overall height

0 - Whole; 5.6 cm; diameter of conus shell disc


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

297.1978



Place

Where the work was made
Nondugl

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


F. R. Strange Pty. Limited, Auction sale interesting objects from the collection of the late Sir Edward Hallstrom and other art pieces ... Sydney. Monday 14th August 1972, Sydney, 1972. lot no. 299

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 54. cat.no. H136; titled 'Nose, Men's ornament'