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An image of Kuman (war shield) by
Alternate image of Kuman (war shield) by

Gumine District, Simbu (Chimbu) Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Kuman (war shield)
Other titles:
Shield and sling
Place of origin
Gumine DistrictSimbu (Chimbu) ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Golin people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1966
Media category
Arms & armour
Materials used
wood, punctated designs, black and orange ochre pigments, pale blue mineral pigment (vivianite), clay, plant fibres, rattan sling, remains of arrow
Dimensions

161.3 x 61.0 x 2.0 cm

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
260.1978
Copyright
© Golin people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (3)

Chris Boylan and Greta North, The world of tribal arts, 'Highlands Art of New Guinea', pg. 73-83, San Francisco, Winter 1997, 79 (colour illus.). fig.no. 18

Kerry Head and Lucy Willet, Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, 'Approaches to the conservation of art from the New Guinea highlands', pg. 148-151, Sydney, 2014, 89 (colour illus.), 150, 160. cat.no. 89

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 52. cat.no. H99

Exhibition history (3)

Loan exhibition of Native art from the private collection previously not displayed of Mr S G Moriarty, Gallery Stephen Kellner, Australia, 15 Sep 1966–06 Oct 1966

Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1974 -

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