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Collection

An image of Shield by

Aiyura Valley, Kainantu District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Shield
Place of origin
Aiyura ValleyKainantu DistrictEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Tairora people
Year
collected 1966
Media category
Arms & armour
Materials used
wood, bark, white pigment, barkcloth cord handle, cane, 2-ply plant fibre thread, embedded arrow tip
Dimensions

122.5 x 50.3 x 1.8 cm:

0 - Whole; 122.5 cm; approx.

0 - Whole; 50.3 cm; approx.

0 - Whole; 1.8 cm; approx.

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
261.1978
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (5)

Chris Boylan and Greta North, The world of tribal arts, 'Highlands Art of New Guinea', pg. 73-83, San Francisco, Winter 1997, 78 (colour illus.). fig.no. 15

John Friede, New Guinea art: masterpieces form the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede: Volume 1, San Francisco, 2005. cat.no. 578 shows similar shield from the Lamari River area: Tairora or Awa people; colour plate pg. 609

John Friede, New Guinea art: masterpieces form the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede: Volume 2, San Francisco, 2005. cat.no. 578 shows similar shield from the Lamari River area: Tairora or Awa people; entry pg. 187

Gallery Stephen Kellner, Native art: from the private collection previously not displayed of Mr S G Moriarty, Waverley, Sep 1966. cat.no. 21

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 52. cat.no. H100

Exhibition history (2)

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 -