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Title

Man's back ornament

collected 1965


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Huli people


Date

collected 1965


Media category

Mixed media


Materials used

Blyth's Hornbill upper beak (Rhyticeros plicatus), 5 shards gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada Maxima), 4 pig tusks, 2-ply plant fibre string, red pigment


Dimensions

29.5 x 20.0 x 4.5 cm dimensions variable :

0 - Whole, 17.5 cm (6 7/8"), hornbill beak length

0 - Whole, 4.5 cm (1 3/4"), hornbill beak width

0 - Whole, 4.5 cm (1 3/4"), hornbill beak depth


Credit

Purchased 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

249.1977



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 49. cat.no. H11