Skip to content


Asaro, Daulo District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Male ancestor figure
Other titles:
Place of origin
AsaroDaulo DistrictEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
collected 1968
Media category
Materials used
carved wood, glass shards, bamboo, feathers, teeth, tapa cloth, cowrie shell, natural earth pigments, charcoal

137.2 x 32.0 x 22.0 cm approx.:

a - figure; 135 cm; height approx. without headdress

b - grass skirt; 51 x 50 cm; height x width approx.

c - bamboo necklace; 54 x 4.3 cm; length x width approx.

d - tapa back decoration; 40 x 17 cm; each section approx.

e - bamboo head decoration; 65 cm; height overall each side

f - ear decoration; 20 cm; height

g - headdress; 52 cm; height overall

h - Dilly bag; 52 x 15 cm; length x width

Purchased 1977
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 51. H62

Exhibition history (1)

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

Art Set
Add this work to your own Art Set.