Unknown artist

Shield

Shield by Unknown artist

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This New Guinean gope (ancestor) board has a paired design of outlined masks, one above the other. The two faces intersect with pictographically rendered birds that are seen in silhouette. While the tribe that carved and painted this shield is currently not known, it is possible that they it is from the southeastern Gulf of Papua. (Te Moananui a Kiwa, 2005)

Title
Shield
Artist/creator
Production date
Unknown
Medium
wood, pigment
Dimensions
1350 x 440 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1988
Accession no
C1994/1/289
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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