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Title

Kuman (war shield)

mid 20th century
collected 1966


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Title

Shield and sling


Cultural origin

Golin people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1966


Media category

Arms & armour


Materials used

wood, punctated designs, black and orange ochre pigments, pale blue mineral pigment (vivianite), clay, plant fibres, rattan sling, remains of arrow


Dimensions

161.3 x 61.0 x 2.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

260.1978



Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Chris Boylan and Greta North, The world of tribal arts, 'Highlands Art of New Guinea', pg. 73-83, San Francisco, Winter 1997, 79 (colour illus.). fig.no. 18

Lynn Chua, Microchemical Journal, 'FTIR and Raman microscopy of organic binders and extraneous organic materials on painted ceremonial objects from the Highlands of Papua New Guinea', pg. 246-256, Amsterdam, 2017, 248, 251, 252.

Kerry Head and Lucy Willet, Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, 'Approaches to the conservation of art from the New Guinea highlands', pg. 148-151, Sydney, 2014, 89 (colour illus.), 150, 160. cat.no. 89

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 52. cat.no. H99