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Title

Male figure

collected 1964


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Date

collected 1964


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved wood, feathers, plant fibres, grass, rattan, cane, shells, natural pigments


Dimensions

146.2 x 31.0 x 13.0 cm (approx.) :

a - figure, 146.2 x 31 x 13 cm, approx.

b - plaited brown and natural wrist decoration - right wrist, 89 cm, approx. length overall

c - yellow cane necklace, 15 cm, approx. diameter

d - diamond shaped neck decoration, 29 x 2.6 cm, 29.0cm approx. length of band; 2.6cm approx. width of band

e - plaited brown, natural and pink wrist decoration - left wrist, 65 cm, 65.0cm approx. length overall; 39.0cm approx. length of plaited strands

f - shell headdress, 47 x 1.3 cm, 47.0cm approx. length outside circumference; 20.5cm approx. inside length shell band; 1.3cm approx. width

g - fibre neck decoration, 25 cm, 25.0cm approx. length of knotted/woven design; 25.0cm approx. length bands (left & right)

h - feathered headdress, 12 x 8 cm, 12.0cm approx. diameter inside band; 8.0cm approx. height to tip of tallest feather


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

643.1979.a-h