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Title

Bone dagger

collected circa 1965-circa 1968

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Porgera Enga Province Papua New Guinea
    Cultural origin
    Ipili people
    Date
    collected circa 1965-circa 1968
    Media category
    Arms & armour
    Materials used
    cassowary bone, seed pods, pig's tail, plant fibre string
    Dimensions
    30.5 cm length :

    0 - Whole, 30.5 cm (12"), length of bone

    0 - Whole, 4 cm (1 9/16"), width of bone

    0 - Whole, 3.7 cm (1 7/16"), depth of bone

    Credit
    Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    308.1978
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    This bone dagger was collected by Patrol Officer Peter J Walshe while stationed in the Western Highlands between 1965 and 1968. It was given to Stan Moriarty during one of his visits to Porgera in Enga Province in 1968.