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Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Male figure to guard men's house
Place of origin
Eastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Awiyaana (Auyana) people
collected 1964
Media categories
Sculpture, Ceremonial object
Materials used
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
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 18. 242

Exhibition history (2)

The 'Moriarty' exhibition, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, 01 Nov 1964–31 Dec 1964

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