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Collection

Tari, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Man's necklace
Place of origin
TariSouthern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Huli people
Year
collected 1963
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada Maxima), 16 cowrie shells, 11 pig tusks, red seeds (probably Adenanthera pavonina), plyed and plaited plant fibre
Dimensions

29.5 x 28.5 x 2.7 cm:

0 - Whole; 29.5 cm (11 5/8"); from neckband to bottom edge of gold-lipped oyster shell

0 - Whole; 28.5 cm (11 1/4"); from tusk to tusk at widest point

0 - Whole; 2.7 cm (1 1/16"); approx.

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Accession number
657.1979
Copyright
© Huli people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display