mid 20th century
gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada maxima), 16 cowrie shells (Cypraeidae), 11 pig tusks, red seeds (probably Adenanthera pavonina), plaited plant-fibre cord
decoration 43.5 cm length; overall 55.0 cm length; pearlshell pendant 11.5 x 16.5 cm; tusks 5.5 to 12.0 cm length
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Not on display
© Huli people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Shown in 1 exhibition
Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2014–10 Aug 2014