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Title

Female figure

mid 20th century
collected 1964


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Fore people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1964


Media categories

Mixed media , Sculpture


Materials used

wood, quartz stone, iron nails, bivalve mollusc shells, mammalian teeth, plant fibre string, cowrie shells (Cypraeidae), looped plant-fibre string, bast fibre, sedge grass


Dimensions

153.0 x 46.0 x 19.0 cm :

a - figure, 153 x 46 x 19 cm, height x width x depth approx.

b - necklace, 120 cm, length of band approx

c - headdress, 28 cm, diam. approx.

d - grass skirt, 36.5 cm, length

d - grass skirt, 60 cm, length of waistband with fringe attached

d - grass skirt, 61 cm, length of left band

d - grass skirt, 8 cm, length of right looped band


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

579.1979.a-e



Place

Where the work was made
Okapa District

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966. cat.no. 243

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 144 (colour illus.), 163. cat.no. 86