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Collection

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

Title
Shield
Place of origin
AsaraObura-Wonenara DistrictEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
possibly Asaro people
Year
collected 1968
Media category
Arms & armour
Materials used
carved and incised wood, pale red pigment, cane, 2-ply plant fibre thread, plant fibre bilum bag, barkcloth cord handle
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
© Under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

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

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