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Title

Tobacco pipe


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