An image of Decorated male figure

Unknown Artist

Decorated male figure

Not on display
Place of origin
Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Tairora people
mid 20th century
collected 1966
Mixed media, Sculpture
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
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
Purchased 1977
Accession number
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