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Title

Male figure to guard men's house


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Place where the work was made

Eastern Highlands Province Papua New Guinea


Date

collected 1964


Materials used

wood, string, feathers, rattan, grass, tusks, shells, natural pigments


Dimensions

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


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

644.1979.a-h



Place

Where the work was made
Eastern Highlands Province

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 18. cat.no. 242