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Collection

Jimi River, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Fortress stake
Place of origin
Jimi RiverWestern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
probably Maring people
Year
collected 1963
Media category
Mixed media
Materials used
carved wood, red, blue and yellow synthetic polymer paint
Dimensions

110.0 x 11.0 cm:

0 - Whole; 110 cm

0 - Whole; 11 cm

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Accession number
819.1979.6
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

Heinz-Christian Dosedla, Tribus, 'Kunst und Künstler im zentralen Hochland von Papua-Neuguinea', pg. 87-120, Stuttgart, Sep 1978, 97-98. 3.8 'Gestelle mit zeichenhafter Bedeutung', describes 'ghost boards' and 'peace boards' made by the Gende people following peace between warring tribes. Illustration 7 shows a 'Friedensmal' or 'peace memorial' with a carved board topped by symbolic plants, similar in form to this 'stake'.