Unknown Artist

Hairpins

Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Wabag, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Enga people
Year
collected 1963
Media
Sculpture
Medium
three hairpins carved from black wood; one hairpin carved from cassowary bone with possum fur
Dimensions
18.5 cm to 25.0 cm in length :
a - black wood, pointed at one end; 23 cm
b - black wood, pointed at both ends; 21 cm
c - black wood, pointed at both ends; 18.5 cm
d - cassowary bone topped with possum fur; 25 cm
Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Accession number
823.1979.a-d