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Title

Kuman (war shield)


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Title

Shield and sling


Cultural origin

Golin people


Dates

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

260.1978



Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


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