Collection Online
synthetic polymer paint on wood, fibre string, bamboo
140.8 × 45.2 × 5.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Upper Karintsj, Mendi Valley, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Johan Wierda, 2006
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The wooden shoulder shield carved with a narrow ridge running down the centre, two holes pierced through its centre with carry-rope and with geometric motifs. The anthropomorphic design painted in yellow and red pigments on black. The upper part represents a schematic human figure.