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Collection

Okapa District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Female figure
Place of origin
Okapa DistrictEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
probably Fore people
Year
collected 1964
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
wood, mollusc shells, beads, teeth, grass, plyed and woven/knotted plant fibres, barkcloth, iron nails
Dimensions

153.0 cm height approx.:

a - figure; 153 x 46 x 19 cm; height x width x depth approx.

b - necklace; 120 cm; length of band approx

c - headdress; 28 cm; diam. approx.

d - grass skirt; 36.5 cm; length

d - grass skirt; 60 cm; length of waistband with fringe attached

d - grass skirt; 61 cm; length of left band

d - grass skirt; 8 cm; length of right looped band

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Accession number
579.1979.a-e
Copyright
© Fore people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966. cat.no. 243

Exhibition history (1)

Melanesian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Apr 1966–22 May 1966