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Title

Head cape

collected 1965


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Place where the work was made

Laiagam Enga Province Papua New Guinea


Cultural origin

Enga people


Date

collected 1965


Media category

Mixed media


Materials used

looped 2-ply plant fibre string, Job's Tears (Coix lacryma-jobi) seeds, cowrie shell


Dimensions

76.0 cm length :

0 - Whole, 152 cm, inside circumference of head opening (approx.)


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

289.1978



Place

Where the work was made
Laiagam