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Title

Kolkol OR watumbiy (shoulder shield)

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Artist

Irupetop

Papua New Guinea


Details


Other Title

Shield with human figure motif


Cultural origin

Anganen people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Media category

Arms & armour


Materials used

wood, red, black and white pigments, bamboo, machine-wove cotton sling


Dimensions

121.5 x 40.6 x 2.0 cm :

0 - Whole, 121.5 cm (47 13/16")

0 - Whole, 40.6 cm (16")


Credit

Purchased 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

265.1977


Artist information

Irupetop

Works in the collection

1


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, 79 (colour illus.). fig.no. 17

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, 252.

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 30 (illus.), 50. cat.no. H25; titled 'Shield'; wood, human figure, coloured red and white, maker's name Irupetop (deceased). Det Village, Poroma.

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 95 (colour illus.), 161. cat.no. 39

Natalie Wilson, Tribal art, 'Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands', pg. 76-85, Belgium, Summer 2014, 80-81 (colour illus.). fig.no. 10