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Title

Figure

mid 20th century
collected 1961


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Title

Female figure


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1961


Materials used

gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), human hair, machine-wove cotton fabric, plant fibre string, coix seeds (Coix lacryma-jobi), white clay, pale red and red ochre pigments, gold-lipped oyster shell fragment (Pinctada maxima), dried plant fibre


Dimensions

68.0 x 34.0 x 22.0 cm


Credit

Purchased 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

294.1977



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Chris Boylan and Greta North, The world of tribal arts, 'Highlands Art of New Guinea', pg. 73-83, San Francisco, Winter 1997, 82 (colour illus.). fig.no. 24

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 139 (colour illus.), 163. cat.no. 81