Carved figure

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Registration number
24395
Item name
Carved figure 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
udaga wawa 
Maker
Kamaki Isaga  
Associated cultural group
Gogodala 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Western Province > Middle Fly District > Waligi village
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Collector
Gogodala Cultural Centre 
Acquisition date
October 23, 1980 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Gogodala Cultural Centre 
Raw material
wood, egret feather (Egretta sp), cassowary feather (Casuarius sp), adhesive putty, abrus seed (Abrus precatorius), grass
Dimensions
H: 1520 mm W: 225 mm L: D: 155 mm Circum:

Description

Carved male figure painted with clan designs; figure is wearing arm and leg feather ornaments; nose ornament made of grass and a traditional conical shaped hat.

Research notes

Clan father carved and painted in 1980. Displayed during the aida maiyata, a ceremony to appease ancestral heroes (see also 29393, 29394, 24396, 24401). Malebe Kanaba clan pattern of Asipali clan, Segela moiety.

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'Double Up: Pasifika Treasures from the UQ Anthropology Museum' curated by Diana Young with Jane Willcock, 5 February - 9 April 2010.

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