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Collection

An image of Bone dagger by

Porgera, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Bone dagger
Place of origin
PorgeraEnga ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Ipili people
Year
collected circa 1965-circa 1968
Media category
Arms & armour
Materials used
cassowary bone, seed pods, pig's tail, plant fibre string
Dimensions

30.5 cm length:

0 - Whole; 30.5 cm (12"); length of bone

0 - Whole; 4 cm (1 9/16"); width of bone

0 - Whole; 3.7 cm (1 7/16"); depth of bone

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
308.1978
Location
Not on display
Further information

This bone dagger was collected by Patrol Officer Peter J Walshe while stationed in the Western Highlands between 1965 and 1968. It was given to Stan Moriarty during one of his visits to Porgera in Enga Province in 1968.