Ceremonial Shield


From: New Britain

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 52-42-19
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Banaule
Provenience New Britain
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood | Pigment

Narrow rectangular; knob on center face; handhold, center back. Colors: red, white and black: "eyes of ancestors." Used for ceremonies; fighting shields are larger.

Length 147 cm
Width 16 cm
Credit Line New Guinea Ethnological Reconnaissance; Ward Goodenough, 1952
Other Number 2 - Other Number

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