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Collection

Mount Hagen, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Mounted pearl shell for 'Moka' exchange
Other titles:
Breast ornament
Place of origin
Mount HagenWestern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Melpa people
Year
collected 1967
Media category
Ceremonial object
Materials used
gold-lipped pearl shell (Pinctada maxima), tree resin, red ochre pigment, bamboo
Dimensions

36.0 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
319.1978
Copyright
© Melpa people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 54. cat.no. H158

Exhibition history (1)

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