- Other titles:
- Male decoy figure
- Not on display
- Place of origin
Eastern Highlands Province,
Papua New Guinea
- Cultural origin
- probably Fore people
- mid 20th century
- Mixed media, Sculpture
- wood, iron nails, feathers, yellow orchid stem fibre (Dendrobium), glass beads, red synthetic pigment, black pigment, nassa shells (Nassarius), pig tusks, coix seeds (Coix lacryma-jobi), black seeds, plant fibre string, barkcloth, split rattan, marsupial fur, looped plant-fibre string, pale red and brown plant dyes, bast fibre, sedge grass
- 150.0 x 31.0 x 17.0 cm
a - figure; 150 cm; height
b - barkcloth head adornment; 30 cm; length approx.
c - shell headdress; 31 cm; length
d - pig tusk nose ornament; 12.8 cm; length longest tusk
e - coix seed waist decoration; 18 cm; diameter approx.
f - plant fibre string headdress; 17 cm; length approx.
g - feathered headdress; 31 cm; diameter
h - plaited string waist decoration; 17 cm; diameter
i - grass lap lap; 34 x 25 cm; diameter approx.
j - grass lap lap with double ply string; 25 x 23 cm; length, without handle
k - black bead waist decoration; 20 cm
l - bilum; 31 cm
- Purchased 1977
- Accession number
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