Skip to content

Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information

Collection

All

Search

Pacific art

View More:


Title

Belt

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Artist

Wahgi people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Cultural origin

Wahgi people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

36 lengths of bamboo, plant fibre string, pokerwork design


Dimensions

bamboo decoration 75.5 cm length; overall 98.0 cm length; 11.9 cm width :

0 - Whole, 11.9 cm (4 11/16"), widest bamboo slat

0 - Whole, 75.5 cm (29 3/4"), overall length of strung bamboo slats

0 - Whole, 98 cm (38 9/16"), overall length, including plant fibre ties

0 - Whole, 0.5 cm (3/16"), depth, approx.


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

293.1978


Artist information

Wahgi people

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 38 (illus.), 54. cat.no. H131

Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 18. cat.no. 250

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 120 (colour illus.), 162. cat.no. 65