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An image of Man's nose ornament by

Nondugl, Jiwaka Province, Papua New Guinea

Man's nose ornament
Place of origin
NonduglJiwaka ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Wahgi people
Media category
Mixed media
Materials used
gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada Maxima), conus shell disc, brown machine-made string, tree resin

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

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

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. H136; titled 'Nose, Men's ornament'

Exhibition history (1)

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