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Title

Headdress

mid 20th century
collected 1972


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Benabena people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1972


Materials used

coix seeds (Coix lacryma-jobi), vine, rattan, 10 pig tusks, looped plant-fibre string, bast fibre


Dimensions

58.5 x 28 x 27 cm :

0 - Whole, 55.9 cm


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

231.1978



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Susan Cochrane, Art Monthly Australia, 'Then and now: the Stanley Gordon Moriarty Collection of Papua New Guinea Highlands art', pg. 32-39, Canberra, May 2014, 38 (colour illus.). Interview with Natalie Wilson, curator of 'Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands' at the AGNSW, 2014.

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 33 (illus.), 51. cat.no. H66

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 103 (colour illus.), 161. cat.no. 45