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Title

peng koem (ceremonial wig)

collected 1963


Artist

Melpa people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Other Titles

Ceremonial hat

Peng

Judge's wig


Cultural origin

Melpa people


Date

collected 1963


Media category

Ceremonial object


Materials used

bark on cane frame, human hair, tree rosin, plant fibre, green beetles, yellow, red and blue trade store colours, white natural pigment


Dimensions

37.0 x 46.0 x 45.0 cm (approx.) :

0 - Whole; 37 cm; approx.

0 - Whole; 46 cm; approx.

0 - Whole; 45 cm; approx.


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

554.1979


Artist information

Melpa people

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Mount Hagen

Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Self-decoration in Mount Hagen, London, 1971. For similar examples of 'peng koem' from the Wahgi people, see Chapter 4, pg. 84-92, and colour plate no. 31.