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Title

Shield

collected 1966


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Tairora people


Date

collected 1966


Media category

Arms & armour


Materials used

wood, bark, white pigment, barkcloth cord handle, cane, 2-ply plant fibre thread, embedded arrow tip


Dimensions

122.5 x 50.3 x 1.8 cm :

0 - Whole, 122.5 cm (48 1/4"), approx.

0 - Whole, 50.3 cm (19 13/16"), approx.

0 - Whole, 1.8 cm (11/16"), approx.


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

261.1978



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Chris Boylan and Greta North, The world of tribal arts, 'Highlands Art of New Guinea', pg. 73-83, San Francisco, Winter 1997, 78 (colour illus.). fig.no. 15

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

Gallery Stephen Kellner, Native art: from the private collection previously not displayed of Mr S G Moriarty, Waverley, Sep 1966. cat.no. 21

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 52. cat.no. H100