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An image of Yɨvɨraata (shield with slit) by

Marawaka, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Yɨvɨraata (shield with slit)
Place of origin
MarawakaEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Baruya people
mid 20th century
collected 1969
Media category
Arms & armour
Materials used
wood, white pigment, yellow ochre pigment, remains of bast sling

107.0 x 58.0 x 2.0 cm

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
© Baruya people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 52. H96; "Shield, wood, coloured yellow ochre and white on brown background. Kukukuku tribe, Marawaka. Co. 1969 Cat.2110".

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 91 (colour illus.), 161. 35

Exhibition history (1)

Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2014–10 Aug 2014

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