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Title

Kainke (war shield)

mid 20th century
collected 1968


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Tairora people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1968


Media category

Arms & armour


Materials used

wood, incised designs, pale red pigment, rattan, plant fibre string, looped plant-fibre string bag, bast sling


Dimensions

114.0 x 47.0 x 2.0 cm :

0 - Whole, 114 cm (44 7/8"), approx.

0 - Whole, 47 cm (18 1/2"), approx.

0 - Whole, 2 cm (13/16"), approx.


Credit

Gift of Jean Moriarty 1979


Location

Not on display


Accession number

475.1979



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


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

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 90 (colour illus.), 161. cat.no. 34