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An image of Female stone (rubbed with male stone to give strength to men before a fight) by

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

Title
Female stone (rubbed with male stone to give strength to men before a fight)
Place of origin
Mt ElimbariSimbu (Chimbu) ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Chuave-Elimbari people
Year
collected 1966
Media category
Ceremonial object
Materials used
carved stone, incised, yellow and red ochre pigments, black pigment
Dimensions

21.0 x 17.5 x 4.5 cm

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
272.1978
Copyright
© Chuave-Elimbari people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

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