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Collection

Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Decorated male figure
Place of origin
KainantuEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Tairora people
Year
collected 1966
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
wood, rattan, feathers, hair, seeds, fur, boar's tusks, incised and inked bamboo section, fibre chains, marsupial fur and leaf fibres
Dimensions

a - figure; 154 cm; height approx.

b - Dilly bag and tapa decoration; 98 x 43 cm; bag overall, tapa decoration 77.0cm length

c - black bead necklace; 17 cm; width

d - string neck piece; 28 x 40 cm; width

e - lap lap; 20 cm; length overall

f - Tears of Job decoration; 66 cm

g - tapa head decoration; 60 cm

h - earring - left; 83 cm

i - earring - right

Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
303.1977.a-i
Copyright
© Tairora people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973. cat.no. H63

Exhibition history (1)

Loan exhibition of Native art from the private collection previously not displayed of Mr S G Moriarty, Gallery Stephen Kellner, Australia, 15 Sep 1966–06 Oct 1966