An image of Kembena (bullock-horn wig)

Unknown Artist

Kembena (bullock-horn wig)

Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Porgera, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Ipili people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1968
Media
Ceremonial object
Medium
human hair, Superb Bird of Paradise breast shield (Lophorina superba), feathers, cuscus fur, cut and incised plant stems, split bamboo, dried flowers, paper, red seedpods, rattan, wood, plaited plant fibres
Dimensions
70.0 x 13.0 x 19.0 cm (excluding feathers)
Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
286.1978
Copyright
© Ipili people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics