Headdress

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
840
Item name
Headdress 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
Orokalo language group 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Gulf Province > Kikori District > Papuan Gulf style
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1947 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Mrs D. Cameron 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Concial 'Eharo' mask with ratan cane braiding, and white, red, charcoal, and grey/green paint. Height 94cm, width 93cm.

Research notes

October 1996 - Roger Neich, Auckland Museum, identified this headdress as coming from Gulf Province, Orokalo language group. Part of Brisbane auctioneer Mr John Samuel Cameron's (died ca 1917) collection which was sold after his widow's death. Bought by Dr Winterbotham and C A Fitzgerald at auction. The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.

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