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Title

Bone dagger

collected circa 1965-circa 1968


Artists

Unknown Artist


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.


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