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Collection

Mt Elimbari, Simbu (Chimbu) Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Male stone (rubbed with female stone to give strength)
Place of origin
Mt ElimbariSimbu (Chimbu) ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Chuave-Elimbari people
Year
collected 1966
Media category
Ceremonial object
Materials used
carved and polished stone, red ochre pigment
Dimensions

14.5 x 11.6 x 8.5 cm

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
271.1978
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 53. cat.no. H110 [A: male stone]; "Stones, male and female stones rubbed together before men go to fight gives them strength".