Collection Online
gourd, cowrie shells, shells, fibre, clay, beads, bone
(a-b) 44.3 × 11.0 × 8.0 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
May River, West Sepik Province, 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
Both ends of the gourd are decorated with shells pressed in clay. The bone mixer has strings with shells and coloured beads (green, white).