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Pangia, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Male figure
Place of origin
PangiaSouthern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Wiru people
Year
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
Accession number
593.1979.a-b
Copyright
© Wiru people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

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

Exhibition history (1)

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