An image of Decorated male figure

Unknown Artist

Decorated male figure

Location
Temporary exhibitions gallery
Place of origin
Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Tairora people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1966
Media
Mixed media, Sculpture
Medium
wood, cassowary feathers (Casuarius), parrot feathers, pig tusks, marsupial fur, nassa shells (Nassarius), sedge grass, yellow orchid stem fibre (Dendrobium), rattan, bamboo, natural and synthetic pigments (red, white and black), coix seeds (Coix lacryma-jobi), glass mirror shards, iron nails, cotton fabric, plastic
Dimensions
164.0 x 57.0 x 27.0 cm :
a - figure; 154 cm; height approx.
b - bilum; 98 x 43 cm; bag overall, tapa decoration 77.0cm length
c - black bead neck decoration; 17 cm; width
d - plaited string neck piece; 28 x 40 cm; length overall
e - sedge grass skirt; 20 cm
f - coix seed neck decoration; 66 cm
g - barkcloth head decoration; 60 cm
h - bamboo ear decoration - left; 83 cm
i - bamboo ear decoration - right
Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
303.1977.a-i
Copyright
© Tairora people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics