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Okapa District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Female figure
Place of origin
Okapa DistrictEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Fore people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1964
Media categories
Mixed media, Sculpture
Materials used
wood, quartz stone, iron nails, bivalve mollusc shells, mammalian teeth, plant fibre string, cowrie shells (Cypraeidae), looped plant-fibre string, bast fibre, sedge grass
Dimensions

153.0 x 46.0 x 19.0 cm:

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 the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

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

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 144 (colour illus.), 163. cat.no. 86

Exhibition history (2)

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

Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2014–10 Aug 2014