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An image of Man's necklace by
Alternate image of Man's necklace by

Tari, Tari-Pori District, Hela Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Man's necklace
Place of origin
TariTari-Pori DistrictHela ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Huli people
Year
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
Accession number
657.1979
Copyright
© Huli people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

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

Exhibition history (1)

Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2014–10 Aug 2014