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Title

Man's necklace

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Huli people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Media category

Jewellery


Materials used

gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada maxima), 16 cowrie shells (Cypraeidae), 11 pig tusks, red seeds (probably Adenanthera pavonina), plaited plant-fibre cord


Dimensions

decoration 43.5 cm length; overall 55.0 cm length; pearlshell pendant 11.5 x 16.5 cm; tusks 5.5 to 12.0 cm length


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

657.1979



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 111 (colour illus.), 162. cat.no. 57