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Title

Yɨvɨraata (shield with slit)

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Baruya people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Media category

Arms & armour


Materials used

wood, white pigment, yellow ochre pigment, remains of bast sling


Dimensions

107.0 x 58.0 x 2.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

257.1978



Place

Where the work was made
Marawaka

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 52. cat.no. H96; "Shield, wood, coloured yellow ochre and white on brown background. Kukukuku tribe, Marawaka. Co. 1969 Cat.2110".

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 91 (colour illus.), 161. cat.no. 35