Male figure to guard men's house
wood, string, feathers, rattan, grass, tusks, shells, natural pigments
162.0 cm height :
a - figure; 162 cm; height
b - black bead waist decoration; 70 cm; length approx.
c - shell waist decoration; 17 cm; diam.
d - cassowary feather headdress; 24 x 26 cm; diam.
e - tusk neck ornament; 10 cm; diam.
f - red feather and fibre headdress; 18 cm; diam.
g - cowrie shell headdress; 17 cm; diam.
h - rattan, twisted fibre and shell headdress; 17 cm
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Not on display
Where the work was made
Eastern Highlands Province
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 1 publication
Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 18. cat.no. 242