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An image of Kolkol (shoulder shield) by Irupetop

Irupetop

(Papua New Guinea  – pre 1969)

Title
Kolkol (shoulder shield)
Other titles:
Shield with human figure motif
Place of origin
DetPoroma DistrictSouthern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Nembi Valley (Angal-Kewa) people
Year
collected 1969
Media category
Arms & armour
Materials used
carved wood, red, black and white pigments, bamboo, machine-made cotton rope
Dimensions

121.5 x 40.6 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 PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

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.

Exhibition history (1)

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