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An image of Kolkol OR watumbiy (shoulder shield) by Irupetop

Irupetop

(Papua New Guinea  – )

Title
Kolkol OR watumbiy (shoulder shield)
Other titles:
Shield with human figure motif
Place of origin
DetPoroma DistrictSouthern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Anganen people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1969
Media category
Arms & armour
Materials used
wood, red, black and white pigments, bamboo, machine-wove cotton sling
Dimensions

121.5 x 40.6 x 2.0 cm:

0 - Whole; 121.5 cm (47 13/16")

0 - Whole; 40.6 cm (16")

Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
265.1977
Copyright
© the artist, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Temporary exhibitions gallery
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. 17

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 30 (illus.), 50. cat.no. H25; titled 'Shield'; wood, human figure, coloured red and white, maker's name Irupetop (deceased). Det Village, Poroma.

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 95 (colour illus.), 161. cat.no. 39

Exhibition history (2)

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