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Title

Male figure

mid 20th century
collected 1967

Artists

Unknown Artist

Alternate image of Male figure by
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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Pangia Southern Highlands Province Papua New Guinea
    Cultural origin
    Wiru people
    Dates
    mid 20th century
    collected 1967
    Media category
    Ceremonial object
    Materials used
    wood, yellow and red ochre pigments, black natural pigment, 2 blue glass marbles, human hair, marsupial fur, plant fibre, coix seeds (Coix lacryma-jobi), gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada maxima), plaited split rattan, vine, pangi seeds (Pangium edule), tree bark, feather shaft, cassowary feathers (Casuarius)
    Dimensions
    110.0 x 40.0 x 22.0 cm figure (with headdress); club 48.0 cm length
    Credit
    Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    593.1979.a-b
    Copyright
    © Wiru people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics

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  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Pangia

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication