An image of Female figure

Unknown Artist

Female figure

Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Pangia, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Wiru people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1967
Media
Mixed media, Ceremonial object
Medium
wood, yellow and red ochre pigments, blue natural pigment (vivianite), human hair, cassowary feathers (Casuarius), gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), feather shaft, plant fibre string, black seeds, machine-made beads, plastic, mollusc shell, gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada maxima), pig tail, plaited split rattan, plant resin, bamboo, stone, sedge grass
Dimensions
110.0 x 50.0 x 29.0 cm figure; 29.0 x 31.0 x 8.5 cm basket; bamboo 18.0 cm length
Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
242.1977.a-c
Copyright
© Wiru people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics