mid 20th century
coix seeds (Coix lacryma-jobi), vine, rattan, 10 pig tusks, looped plant-fibre string, bast fibre
58.5 x 28 x 27 cm :
0 - Whole, 55.9 cm
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Not on display
© Benabena people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1974 -
Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2014–10 Aug 2014
Referenced in 3 publications
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