An image of Male figure

Unknown Artist

Male figure

Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Pangia, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Wiru people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1967
Media
Ceremonial object
Medium
wood, yellow and red ochre pigments, black natural pigment, 2 blue glass marbles, human hair, marsupial fur, plant fibre, coix seeds (Coix lacryma-jobi), gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada maxima), plaited split rattan, vine, pangi seeds (Pangium edule), tree bark, feather shaft, cassowary feathers (Casuarius)
Dimensions
110.0 x 40.0 x 22.0 cm figure (with headdress); club 48.0 cm length
Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Accession number
593.1979.a-b
Copyright
© Wiru people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics