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Title

Male figure


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Wiru people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1967


Media category

Ceremonial object


Materials used

wood, yellow and red ochre pigments, black natural pigment, 2 blue glass marbles, human hair, marsupial fur, plant fibre, coix seeds (Coix lacryma-jobi), gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada maxima), plaited split rattan, vine, pangi seeds (Pangium edule), tree bark, feather shaft, cassowary feathers (Casuarius)


Dimensions

110.0 x 40.0 x 22.0 cm figure (with headdress); club 48.0 cm length


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

593.1979.a-b



Place

Where the work was made
Pangia

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 143 (colour illus.), 163. cat.no. 85