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Title

Kembena (bullock-horn wig)

mid 20th century
collected 1968


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Place where the work was made

Porgera Enga Province Papua New Guinea


Cultural origin

Ipili people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1968


Media category

Ceremonial object


Materials used

human hair, Superb Bird of Paradise breast shield (Lophorina superba), feathers, cuscus fur, cut and incised plant stems, split bamboo, dried flowers, paper, red seedpods, rattan, wood, plaited plant fibres


Dimensions

70.0 x 13.0 x 19.0 cm (excluding feathers)


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

286.1978



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history