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Title

Tobacco pipe

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Duna people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Media category

Botanical material


Materials used

bamboo, poker work


Dimensions

26.5 cm length; 3.9 to 4.1 cm diameter :

0 - Whole; 26.5 cm; aft (open) end

0 - Whole; 3.9 cm; fore (closed) end

0 - Whole; 4.1 cm


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

805.1979.14



Place

Where the work was made
Lake Kopiago

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


AC Haddon, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 'Smoking and Tobacco Pipes in New Guinea', pg. 1-278, London, 06 Jun 1946, 123. See page 123 for similar shaped and decorated pipes from the Tari valley and Lake Kutubu.

Paul Sillitoe, Made in Niugini: Technology in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, 'Tobacco pipes', pg. 206-212, London, 1988, 206, 218-219. See pages 206, 218-219 for similar designs and images of the production of bamboo tobacco pipes.

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 163. cat.no. 79; titled 'Duna man's apparel (selected items)' Note: this item not reproduced