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Collection

Kagu, Okapa District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Male figure (witch doctor)
Place of origin
KaguOkapa DistrictEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
North Fore or Kamano people
Year
collected 1964
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
wood, shells, bamboo, seeds and other material
Dimensions

a - figure; 157.5 cm; height

b - grass lap lap; 44 cm; height

c - possum fur headdress attachments; 45 cm; height

d - lap lap; 40 cm; overall

e - mother of pearl necklace; 47 cm; length

f - Dilly bag; 40 cm; height

g - penis girdle; 25 cm; 25.0 overall; wood piece 8.0 height

h - main headdress; 18 cm; width

i - waist belt; 20 cm; width

j - waist belt

Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
300.1977.a-j
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973. cat.no. H60

Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966. cat.no. 241