Skip to content

Collection

Lake Kopiago, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Wig
Place of origin
Lake KopiagoSouthern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Duna people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1969
Media category
Ceremonial object
Materials used
human hair, dried flowers, red seed pods, white feather, gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada maxima), marsupial skin, plant fibre string
Dimensions

22.0 x 38.0 x 20.0 cm:

0 - Whole; 22 cm (8 11/16")

0 - Whole; 38 cm (14 15/16")

0 - Whole; 20 cm (7 7/8")

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Accession number
805.1979.24
Copyright
© Duna people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

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

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