Stone for Wealth Display and Exhange (Owili)

This flat painted stone is a display-exchange sacred stone (owili). The stone is Yeineri-sourced gray schistose slate. It is painted on both sides with geometric patterns in red ochre.

Title: Stone for Wealth Display and Exhange (Owili)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: April 5, 1993

Geography: Indonesia, Papua, Anguruk

Culture: Yali

Medium: Stone, ochre pigment

Technique: Stone chiseling and grinding, painting

Dimensions: 12.6 x 45.2 cm. (4.96 x 17.79 in.)

Classification: Ritual Object

Credit Line: Gift of Fleur Hampton in memory of Dr. O. W. Hampton, 2020

Object ID: H473-PSM001