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Ancestor dagger
(early 20th century)

bone, shells, fibre, earth pigments on clay, resin
38.0 × 17.5 × 9.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria in memory of Stanley Gordon Moriarty by Jean McKay Moriarty, Fellow, 1979
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Bone dagger with head made from clay or resin set with shells, eyes set with shells, protruding nose, pig tusks pointing upright protruding from the mouth area. Fibre decorations around the ears.