An image of Man's back ornament

Unknown Artist

Man's back ornament

Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Tari, Tari-Pori District, Hela Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Huli people
Year
collected 1965
Media
Mixed media
Medium
Blyth's Hornbill upper beak (Rhyticeros plicatus), 5 shards gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada Maxima), 4 pig tusks, 2-ply plant fibre string, red pigment
Dimensions
29.5 x 20.0 x 4.5 cm dimensions variable :
0 - Whole; 17.5 cm; hornbill beak length
0 - Whole; 4.5 cm; hornbill beak width
0 - Whole; 4.5 cm; hornbill beak depth
Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
249.1977