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Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Mask, fighting stick and rattle to be worn together
Other titles:
Mask for initiation ceremonies
Place of origin
KainantuEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Tairora people
collected 1966
Media categories
Sculpture, Ceremonial object
Materials used
cassowary (muruk) feathers on cane frame, pig's tusks, seeds and other materials

182.9 cm height

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1974
Accession number
© Tairora people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 51. H49

Natalie Wilson, Hunting the collectors: Pacific collections in Australian museums, art galleries and archives, '(Works of) paradise and yet: Stanley Gordon Moriarty, Tony Tuckson and the collection of Oceanic Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales', pg. 221-241, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2007, 232.

Exhibition history (2)

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

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