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Title

Man's girdle (worn over buttocks)

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Duna people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Materials used

plyed plant fibre string, vine, cane


Dimensions

26.0 x 23.2 x 25.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

294.1978



Place

Where the work was made
Lake Kopiago

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 54. cat.no. H132; 'Part of an eighteen piece dress collection'

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 137 (colour illus.), 163. cat.no. 79; NOTE: only selected items from entire costume shown in exhibition