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Collection

Mount Hagen, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Presentation axe
Other titles:
Ceremonial axe
Place of origin
Mount HagenWestern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Wahgi people
Year
collected 1940
Media categories
Ceremonial object, Arms & armour
Materials used
grey slate, wood handle, fine weaving in bamboo
Dimensions

48.3 cm handle; 61.0 cm across top of axe; 25.4 cm slate blade length:

0 - Whole; 48.3 cm (19"); handle length

0 - Whole; 61 cm (24"); across top of axe

0 - Whole; 25.4 cm (10"); slate blade

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
311.1978
Copyright
© Wahgi 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. H150