Unknown Artist

Male ancestor figure

Other titles:
Figure
Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Asaro, Daulo District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Year
collected 1968
Media
Sculpture
Medium
carved wood, glass shards, bamboo, feathers, teeth, tapa cloth, cowrie shell, natural earth pigments, charcoal
Dimensions
137.2 x 32.0 x 22.0 cm approx. :
a - figure; 135 cm (53 1/8"); height approx. without headdress
b - grass skirt; 51 x 50 cm (20 1/16 x 19 11/16"); height x width approx.
c - bamboo necklace; 54 x 4.3 cm (21 1/4 x 1 11/16"); length x width approx.
d - tapa back decoration; 40 x 17 cm (15 3/4 x 6 11/16"); each section approx.
e - bamboo head decoration; 65 cm (25 9/16"); height overall each side
f - ear decoration; 20 cm (7 7/8"); height
g - headdress; 52 cm (20 1/2"); height overall
h - Dilly bag; 52 x 15 cm (20 1/2 x 5 7/8"); length x width
Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
302.1977.a-h