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Shield

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Native Name:
Kalasag
Object Number:
2003-31-132
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Bagobo
Provenience:
Mindanao
Philippine Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Pigment
Bamboo
Hair
Cloth
Glass
Description:
Shield.

Wooden shield. Shaped like a scalloped rectangle. Truncated conical boss in middle front, lug handle on back. Hair plugs inserted around all edges, as well as at top edge of boss and on handle. Two crossbars across front, lashed on with rattan. Top edge is separate piece, attached by mortise-and-tenon joints. Surface carved in geometric pattern and painted with black paint. Beaded strap on back attached to top and bottom of handle.
Credit Line:
Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Other Number:
1995.X.20680   -   Other Number
90538   -   Other Number

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