An image of Man's necklace

Unknown Artist

Man's necklace

Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Tari, Tari-Pori District, Hela Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Huli people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1963
Media
Jewellery
Medium
gold-lipped oyster shell (Pinctada maxima), 16 cowrie shells (Cypraeidae), 11 pig tusks, red seeds (probably Adenanthera pavonina), plaited plant-fibre cord
Dimensions
decoration 43.5 cm length; overall 55.0 cm length; pearlshell pendant 11.5 x 16.5 cm; tusks 5.5 to 12.0 cm length
Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Accession number
657.1979
Copyright
© Huli people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'