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Collection

An image of Kainke (war shield) by

Asara, Obura-Wonenara District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Kainke (war shield)
Place of origin
AsaraObura-Wonenara DistrictEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Tairora people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1968
Media category
Arms & armour
Materials used
wood, incised designs, pale red pigment, rattan, plant fibre string, looped plant-fibre string bag, bast sling
Dimensions

114.0 x 47.0 x 2.0 cm:

0 - Whole; 114 cm (44 7/8"); approx.

0 - Whole; 47 cm (18 1/2"); approx.

0 - Whole; 2 cm (13/16"); approx.

Credit
Gift of Jean Moriarty 1979
Accession number
475.1979
Copyright
© Tairora people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (3)

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

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 90 (colour illus.), 161. cat.no. 34

Exhibition history (1)

Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2014–10 Aug 2014