Physical Description

This highly decorated war shield is fringed with fibre tuffs, and held at the back using horizontal straps and cross-pieces.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    War Museum Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Pacific Cultures

  • Maker

    Unknown

  • Collector

    Captain Walter B. Ogilvy

  • Date Collected

    1916

  • Locality

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

  • Object/Medium

    Shield

  • Category

    Indigenous Collections

  • Discipline

    Anthropology

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Object Measurements

    1690 mm (Length), 380 mm (Width), 220 mm (Height)

  • Box Dimensions

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

  • Dimensions

    1680 mm (Length), 295 mm (Width), 150 mm (Height)
    Measurement From Conservation. Measuring Method: maximum dimensions

  • Minimum dimensions

    1690 mm (Length), 380 mm (Width), 220 mm (Height)
    Measurement From Conservation. Object measurements taken from catalogue display - object checked 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