Physical Description

War shield. Highly decorated and fringed with fibre tuffs. It is held at the back using horizontal straps and cross-pieces.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    War Museum Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Pacific Cultures

  • Maker

    Unknown

  • Collector

    Lieutenant V B. Pennefather

  • Date Collected

    1920

  • Locality

    Yuat River, Lower Sepik, Sepik Provinces, Papua New Guinea

  • Object/Medium

    Shield

  • Category

    Indigenous Collections

  • Discipline

    Anthropology

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Object Measurements

    1650 mm (Length), 390 mm (Width), 140 mm (Height)

  • Box Dimensions

    1000 mm (Length), 860 mm (Width), 1780 mm (Height)

  • Dimensions

    1660 mm (Length), 350 mm (Width), 70 mm (Height)
    Measurement From Conservation.

  • Minimum dimensions

    1650 mm (Length), 390 mm (Width), 140 mm (Height)
    Measurement From Conservation. Object mesaeurements taken from catalogue display - checeked IN SITU and unable to be measured.

  • References

    [Book] Craig, Barry, et al. War Trophies or Curios? The War Museum Collection in Museum Victoria 1915-1920.

  • Keywords

    Weapon