An image of Bone dagger

Unknown Artist

Bone dagger

Location
Not on display
Further information

This bone dagger was collected by Patrol Officer Peter J Walshe while stationed in the Western Highlands between 1965 and 1968. It was given to Stan Moriarty during one of his visits to Porgera in Enga Province in 1968.

Place of origin
Porgera, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Ipili people
Year
collected circa 1965-circa 1968
Media
Arms & armour
Medium
cassowary bone, seed pods, pig's tail, plant fibre string
Dimensions
30.5 cm length :
0 - Whole; 30.5 cm; length of bone
0 - Whole; 4 cm; width of bone
0 - Whole; 3.7 cm; depth of bone
Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
308.1978